This is the site for the Suffolk Landscape Character Assessment that has been carried out jointly by all the District Councils and the County Council.
It is designed to support work to maintain and restore the landscape of Suffolk, particularly through the planning system and to promote and foster wider understanding of the landscapes of Suffolk
The project has assessed the landscape of the county and identified thirty distinct types of landscape within it, to understand how this process has worked follow the Landscape Typology link in the menu bar
To understand more about the varied landscapes of Suffolk explore the Suffolk map. Detailed mapping on an OS base is also available to download, and there are also a limited range of additional services to support the use of this information
User Guide for the Suffolk Landscape Character Assessment
Local Landscape Character Assessments derived form or based on the same principals as the Suffolk LCA are available for several areas in Suffolk, as well as a typology for the whole East of England which was also developed using the same principles.
Waveney District Council
Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB
Suffolk Coast and Heaths - "Touching the Tide"
Stour and Orwell Society - The Landscape of the Shotley Peninsula
Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Project - "Managing a Masterpiece" - map
"Managing a Masterpiece" - LCA
Brecks LCA - "Breaking New Ground" Part1 Part2 Part3
East of England LCA - Landscape East National Charcter Areas - Natural England
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