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South Downs Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) 2020

South Downs Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) 2020

This updated LCA is intended to be more accessible and more useable.

The new on-line platform provides:

  • New descriptive and/or mapping content
  • More detailed assessment of landscape sensitivities and landscape management, design and development considerations
  • New descriptions that include the Ecosystem Services that are provided at landscape scale
  • An interactive and accessible web-based platform that allows the LCA to be more easily interpreted by end-users and shared more widely
  • An image and mapping based approach to help people better understand the key characteristics of different landscape areas


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."