Assessing the landscape
Wales is full of special places - and
everywhere is special to someone.
That’s why it’s important, when developments are proposed or
land management is changed, that we take all landscapes - and what
makes them distinctive and special - into account.
We need to do this in a systematic way and so CCW has developed a
number of tools to assess the landscape.
LANDMAP is the main source for landscape assessment information.
It is being used in a consistent and comprehensive way in all our
local authorities and will eventually cover the whole of
Other landscape assessments are more specialised:
- We have many outstanding and special historic landscapes in
Wales. The best of these have been assessed and included in a
Register of Historic Landscapes.
- Our coastline is an unusual landscape to assess. With a need to
plan for developments both on the coastline and offshore, a special
method, known as seascape assessment, has been developed and
Landscapes don’t stop at borders, and if the place you are
interested in happens to straddle the border with England then you
may also wish to read their landscape assessments to complete your