Landscape character & sensitivity

What we offer

  • Landscape Character Assessment
  • Landscape Sensitivity Assessment
  • Landscape Capacity Study
  • Designated Landscape Assessment
  • Opportunity Mapping

The service explained

We are experts in understanding and assessing landscape and the pressures upon it, including the effects of climate change and associated mitigation measures. We promote a landscape-led approach to managing change, recognising the ecosystem services benefits that landscape provides.

View over Chilterns

Landscape Character Assessment

We developed the UK methodology for Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) in the early 2000s, and continue to deliver robust assessments at a range of scales, from national and regional studies to local and site-specific reports. Our assessments are increasingly used in net zero planning, for example for renewables or new woodland.

North Norfolk from above
White cliffs and a house

Landscape Sensitivity Assessment

We help local authorities target the right development to the right places, while also protecting and enhancing the natural environment and the important ecosystem services that it provides. Our assessments of landscape sensitivity and landscape quality guide appropriately placed new development.

Person using camera and tripod
Village houses in Leicestershire

Designated Landscape Assessment

We are experts in understanding and assessing landscapes and the pressures upon them. Many of our projects are focused on or located within designated landscapes, including supporting the managing bodies of protected landscapes.

Planning better landscapes for people and nature

Get in touch

If you’re interested in discussing a project with us please get in touch.

Get in touch with Rebecca Greatrix

Landscape character & sensitivity projects