Landscape studies

As part of the evidence base to support the new Local Plan an up to date Landscape Capacity Study has been produced by consultants Terrafirma (September 2018). This supersedes the Landscape Capacity Study 2013. The new Study, covering the Planning Authority area (“the Area”), provides a robust assessment of the landscape capacity of the Area’s landscape, an understanding of where the landscape and visual impacts would be greatest and identifies areas which may have capacity to accommodate change.

In 2006 a Landscape Character Assessment was commissioned. The objective was to learn about all aspects of the landscape character of East Hampshire.

East Hampshire District Landscape Character Assessment 2005-2006

Title Details Format and size
Landscape Character Assessment: Introduction, Chapters 1-6 This document contains chapters 1-6 of the East Hampshire District landscape character assessment (Introduction, Assessment Methodology, Physical Influences, Human Influences and the Historic Environment, Biodiversity, The Character of the East Hampshire Landscape). pdf 3.5 mb
Landscape Type 1: Wooded Estate Downland This document contains information about the Wooded Estate Downland of East Hampshire. pdf 696 kb
Landscape Type 2: Clay Plateau This document contains information about the Clay Plateau land of East Hampshire. pdf 1.2 mb
Landscape Type 3: Downland Mosaic This document contains information about the Downland Mosaic land of East Hampshire. pdf 2.8 mb
Landscape Type 4: Chalk Valley Systems This document contains information about Chalk Valley Systems in East Hampshire. pdf 1.3 mb
Landscape Type 5: Major Scarps This document contains information about Major Scarps in East Hampshire. pdf 1.2 mb
Landscape Type 6: Greensand Terrace This document contains information about Greensand Terrace in East Hampshire. pdf 1.6 mb
Landscape Type 7: Mixed Farmland and Woodland This document contains information about Mixed Farmland and Woodland in East Hampshire. pdf 1.7 mb
Landscape Type 8: Wealden Farmland and Heath Mosaic This document contains information about Wealden Farmland and Heath Mosaic in East Hampshire. pdf 1.6 mb
Landscape Type 9: Greensand Hills This document contains information about Greensand Hills in East Hampshire. pdf 1.3 mb
Landscape Type 10: Wooded Claylands This document contains information about Wooded Claylands in East Hampshire. pdf 787 kb
Landscape Character Assessment: Character Map North This is a map showing the landscape character in the north of East Hampshire District. pdf 986 kb
Landscape Character Assessment: Character Map South This is a map showing the landscape character in the south of East Hampshire District. pdf 777 kb
Landscape Character Assessment: Tables, Figures and Appendices This document contains the tables, figures and appendices to the landscape character assessment. pdf 205 kb

For information on those areas in the district within the South Downs National Park, please see the South Downs Integrated Landscape Character Assessment.

In addition, some communities have completed their own more detailed landscape character assessment. These provide important local evidence that can be taken into account in relation to planning applications and planning policy.