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Using Historic Landscape Characterisation

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English Heritage’s review of HLC Applications 2002 - 03

In 2002, as Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) reached its eighth year and half of England had been mapped by the programme, an applications review was commissioned by English Heritage to establish in detail how HLC was being used. The review revealed a number of good practice examples which demonstrate that HLC is a versatile tool, used to inform an extensive range of applications as well as an increasing number of new and emerging projects. This document showcases these examples, as well as providing an introduction to the HLC method and discussing future developments.


  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Principles & Methods
  • Part 2 Applications of Historic Landscape Characterisation
    Chapter 1 Landscape Management
    Chapter 2 Landscape Character Assessment and Strategies
    Chapter 3 Spatial Planning
    Chapter 4 Partnership, Learning and Outreach
  • Part 3 Looking to the Future
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgements

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • ISBN: 1 8 99907 77 7


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