Joint Landscape Character Assessment for North Devon and Torridge Districts
Author: Land Use Consultants
Adopted: 14th February 2011 (TDC) / 8th January 2011 (NDC)
A Joint Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) was adopted by Torridge District Council on 14th February 2011 and by North Devon Council on 8th January 2011.
Landscape character assessment is a technique that has been developed to facilitate systematic analysis, description and classification of the landscape.
The Joint Landscape Character Assessment will help guide strategic planning and development management decisions and provide guidelines for the conservation and enhancement of the areas special landscape qualities. The Assessment will form part of the evidence base for the North Devon and Torridge Local Development Framework and enable identified landscapes to be considered in the determination of planning applications.
The Joint Landscape Character Assessment identifies 22 distinct landscape character types throughout North Devon and Torridge. The location of each landscape type is identified and each landscape type is described and evaluated to identify the area's special qualities, forces for change, and the strategy to protect, manage and plan for the landscape type's special qualities.
The Joint Landscape Character Assessment for North Devon and Torridge completes the Assessments across the whole of Devon.
The Joint Landscape Character Assessment is a substantial document, which for ease of access has been divided into the below sections to download.
- Introduction (Adobe PDF) [1Mb]
- The Physical & Cultural Evolution of the Landscape [6Mb]
- Method for Undertaking the LCA (Adobe PDF) [1Mb]
- Landscape Character Type Descriptions (Adobe PDF) [55kb]
- Appendix 1 – Workshop Reports (Adobe PDF) [163kb]
- Appendix 2 - Devon Menu of Landscape Character Types (Adobe PDF) [90kb]
- Appendix 3 – Bibliography (Adobe PDF) [54kb]
Landscape Character Types
- 1B – Coastal Open Plateau (Adobe PDF) [1Mb]
- 1D – Estate Wooded Ridges & Hilltops (Adobe PDF) [201kb]
- 1F – Farmed Lowland Moorland & Culm Grassland (Adobe PDF) [264kb]
- 2C – Steep Open Slopes (Adobe PDF) [216kb]
- 2D – Moorland Edge Slopes (Adobe PDF) [268kb]
- 3A – Upper Farmed Wooded Valley Slopes (Adobe PDF) [273kb]
- 3C – Sparsely Settled Farmed Valley Floors (Adobe PDF) [247kb]
- 3D – Upland River Valleys (Adobe PDF) [775kb]
- 3G – River Valley Slopes & Combes (Adobe PDF) [966kb]
- 3H – Secluded Valleys (Adobe PDF) [251kb]
- 4A – Estuaries (Adobe PDF) [183kb]
- 4B – Marine Levels & Coastal Plains (Adobe PDF) [454kb]
- 4C – Coastal Slopes & Combes with Settlement (Adobe PDF) [217kb]
- 4D – Coastal Slopes & Combes (Adobe PDF) [235kb]
- 4E – Extensive Inter-tidal Sands (Adobe PDF) [445kb]
- 4F – Dunes (Adobe PDF) [180kb]
- 4H – Cliffs (Adobe PDF) [3Mb]
- 5A – Inland Elevated Undulating Land (Adobe PDF) [197kb]
- 5B – Coastal Undulating Farmland (Adobe PDF) [208kb]
- 5C – Downland (Adobe PDF) [347kb]
- 5D – Estate Wooded Farmland (Adobe PDF) [207kb]
- 6 – Offshore Islands (Adobe PDF) [197kb]
If you would like further information on the Joint Landscape Character Assessment please feel free to get in touch with the Planning Policy Team.