A Landscape Character Assessment identifies the areas of distinct landscape character within the East Riding and makes judgments about the quality, value, sensitivity and capacity for new development in each landscape character area identified.
The Assessment has been prepared to inform the preparation of the Local Development Framework and will be used to guide and inform policy development, consider landscape protection policies, including local landscape designations and to guide future land allocations. It will also be used by the council to help determine planning applications, including those for renewable energy.
The Landscape Character Assessment was published in November 2018.
Sections 1 to 3
Introduction, landscape context and overview (pdf 946kb)
Section 4 - Landscape character types
Map of Landscape Character Types (pdf 1mb)
Sections 5 to 7 and Appendices
Sections 5 -7 (pdf 58kb)
Appendices (pdf 417kb)
Landscape Context (pdf 5mb)
Topography (pdf 5.5mb)
National Character Areas (pdf 23mb)
Annex A Wind Turbine Sensitivity and Capacity (pdf 1mb)
Detailed assessments (2013 Updates)
In 2005, we also prepared a more detailed analysis of the landscape and townscape surrounding the settlements identified in the East Riding Local Plan. The assessments described the landscape around the edge of the settlements and make judgments about landscape quality, capacity and sensitivity. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a strategic assessment of the landscape to inform the allocation of development (residential, employment & retail) around settlements in the emerging Local Plan. The updated assessments prepared in 2013 have considered changes to the landscape since 2005 taking into account recently constructed development, along with changes to assessment methodology since the previous study was completed.
Introduction (pdf 267kb)
Major Haltemprice Settlements (pdf 3mb)
Beverley (pdf 1mb)
Bridlington (pdf 1mb)
Goole (pdf 1mb)
Driffield (pdf 1mb)
Elloughton cum Brough (pdf 1mb)
Hedon (pdf 1mb)
Hornsea (pdf 721kb)
Howden (pdf 1mb)
Market Weighton (pdf 1mb)
Pocklington (pdf 1mb)
Withernsea (pdf 704kb)
Appendices (pdf 560kb)
Landscape Character Assessment Update 2018
An update to the LCA has been prepared to inform the preparation and review of the East Riding Local Plan and provide an update to the landscape character types, reflecting any changes to the landscape since 2005. The Update also includes a Wind Turbine Sensitivity and Capacity Study, providing a key source of evidence for determining those areas of the East Riding that may be suitable for future wind development.
Landscape Character Assessment Update 2018 (pdf 22.4mb)
Wind Turbine Sensitivity and Capacity Study 2018 (pdf 1.7mb)