Landscape sensitivity assessment

How to create a landscape sensitivity assessment to inform decisions on the planning and management of land use change which influence spatial planning.

Applies to England



A landscape sensitivity assessment (LSA) helps planners, landscape architects, developers, community groups and others understand the likely effects of different development scenarios on landscape.

An LSA uses evidence, such as landscape character, to show how resilient a landscape might be to change. It can inform a plan, policy, or strategy for land use change on development, such as the location of new renewable energy or housing.

Published 1 July 2019