Landscape Character Assessment (LCA)
Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is a tool for identifying
the patterns and individual combinations of features – such as
hedgerows, field shapes, woodland, land use, patterns of
settlements and dwellings – that make each type of landscape
distinct and often special to those who live and work in it.
Maps and Data
You can access the full Worcestershire Landscape Character
Assessment maps and databases via our interactive
landscape mapping site.
Full definitions of landscape character,
the Landscape Character Assessment
(LCA) and the the landscape units that derive from
it. This also includes the profiles of each of the 22 rural
General advice about how to apply LCA to both development planning and land management including access to advice
sheets specific for each of the different Landscape Types in
Telephone: 01905 766038
Fax: 01905 766399
Strategic Planning and Environmental Policy Team
European Landscape Convention
ELC highlights the
importance of developing landscape policies dedicated to the
protection, management and creation of all landscapes.
Landscape Character Network
A highly comprehensive resource for LCA and ELC in the UK.
Historic Landscape Characterisation
Led by English Heritage, HLC focuses on the historic
dimensions - the 'time-depth' - that characterises the rural
- Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, recognising the national importance of this
The Royal Chartered body for landscape
architects in the UK.
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This page was last reviewed 18 August 2014 at 15:05.
The page is next due for review 14 February 2016.