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  • Natural England - Landscape Policy and Character
    This link will take you directly to the Natural England's Landscape Charcter and Policy webpages, where you will find information related to Landscape Character Assessment, Natural England's new landscape policies, Countryside Quality Counts and the national framework of National Character Areas.
  • Countryside Quality Counts
    Countryside Quality Counts (CQC) is a project to develop a national indicator of how the countryside is changing. The project has established a database to help understand how the Character Areas of England are changing and what change means in terms of maintaining local distinctiveness.
  • CQuEL - Character and Quality of England's Landscapes
    CQuEL is Natural England’s principal integrated monitoring project. It is currently in the detailed planning stage, which will report in March 2010.
  • English Heritage – Historic Landscape Characterisation
    The Historic Landscape Characterisation programme is a powerful tool, related to Landscape Character Assessment, that provides a framework for broadening our understanding of the whole landscape and contributes to decisions affecting tomorrow’s landscape.
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
    The LCA programme in Scotland has been undertaken by Scottish Natural Heritage. Follow this link to obtain information about planning, landscape and natural heritage in Scotland.
  • Countryside Council for Wales
    The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government's statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.
  • Department of Environment Northern Ireland
    DOENI takes the lead in advising on, and in implementing, the Government's environmental policy and strategy in Northern Ireland. DOENI aims to protect, conserve and promote the natural environment and built heritage for the benefit of present and future generations
  • European Landscape Convention
    The Council of Europe website contains further information about the European Landscape Convention that aims to promote European landscape protection, management and planning, and to organise European co-operation on landscape issues.
  • CPRE Countryside Character Campaign
    The Campaign to Protect Rural England has launched a new campaign to show people why landscape character matters; raise awareness about the loss of landscape character; understand more about why this loss is happening; and work out what can be done to prevent further loss and, wherever possible, recover and enhance local distinctiveness.
  • Common Ground
    Common Ground is a national arts and environment charity which plays a unique role in linking nature and culture, working to inform inspire and involve people in enjoying and taking responsibility for their own locality
  • The Landscape Institute
    The Landscape Institute is the Chartered Institute in the UK for Landscape Architects, incorporating designers, managers and scientists, concerned with enhancing and conserving the environment.
  • Landscape Design Trust
    Landscape Design Trust is publisher of Green Places, Garden Design Journal, Landlines, Landlines tech and PlantUser. LDT is an educational charitable trust whose aim is to stimulate concern for, and understanding of, gardens and landscape.
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK)
    The core objectives of IALE (UK) are to promote communication, inter-disciplinary research and the development of knowledge and interaction between scientists and those engaged in the planning and management of the landscape. The IALE (UK) website has a landscape ecology events diary.