Kent's Landscape Assessment

The Kent Landscape Assessment is a landscape character study that draws together existing landscape character assessments of the county.

It has been used to develop character-based strategies that will ensure the continued distinctiveness of our landscape.

The assessment can be used in a variety of strategies, in land management schemes and planning control. The objective is to make sure that decisions on the rural landscape are backed up by a robust and widely accepted assessment of the landscape character.

Other guidance on landscape character is available in village and parish design statements and within design guides for areas of outstanding beauty and areas of outstanding natural beauty.