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Landscape Character Assessment

The Landscape Character Assessment in Welwyn Hatfield makes a valuable contribution to informing planning policy development and planning application decisions.

Aerial view of fields

In 2005 the council completed a detailed landscape character assessment of the borough.  This builds on work undertaken by Hertfordshire County Council and brings the results of previous studies into one volume.  The Landscape Character Assessment identifies 30 individual and distinct character areas across Welwyn Hatfield. The boundaries of the Landscape Character Areas are shown on the Proposals Map which accompanies the District Plan.

To view Welwyn Hatfield's Landscape Character Assessment and for more details about Character areas across Hertfordshire please follow the links below:

For more general information on landscape character assessments visit the Natural England website.

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