Landscape Character Assessment (LCA)

Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is a tool for identifying the patterns and individual combinations of features – such as hedgerows, field shapes, woodland, land use, patterns of settlements and dwellings – that make each type of landscape distinct and often special to those who live and work in it.

Maps and Data

You can access the full Worcestershire Landscape Character Assessment maps and databases via our interactive landscape mapping site.


Full definitions of landscape character, the Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and the the landscape units that derive from it. This also includes the profiles of each of the 22 rural Landscape Types.


General advice about how to apply LCA to both development planning and land management including access to advice sheets specific for each of the different Landscape Types in Worcestershire.

Contact Information


Telephone: 01905 766038
Fax: 01905 766399

Strategic Planning and Environmental Policy Team
County Hall
Spetchley Road