Doncaster Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Study

This document describes Doncaster's landscape character and identifies the capacity of different areas of the borough to accommodate different types of development (in landscape terms only) - it also contains recommendations for developing planning policies.

Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Study

A Landscape Character and Capacity Assessment of Doncaster (LCCA) was carried out by ECUS Ltd in 2006/2007.

This study identifies and describes eight landscape character types in Doncaster. In accordance with the 'Landscape Character Assessment: Guidance for England and Scotland' by the Countryside Agency (CA) it further divides the Landscape Character Types into Landscape Character Areas of similar character.

The study assesses the overall landscape capacity of landscape character areas to accomodate different types of development including housing, strategic employment, minerals and waste, large-scale forestry and renewable energy.

The document can be downloaded below. Due to its size it has been divided into separate sections.

Further landscape assessment has now been carried, further details of this can be found at the bottom of the page.

Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Study Documents

Doncaster Landscape Character Capacity Study
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Part 1-3 - Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Study Final Report (March 2007)
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Part 4 - Landscape Character Assessment and Capacity Study Final Report (March 2007)
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Part 4 (A) - Coalfield Farmlands Landscape Character Type
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Part 4 (B) - Landscape Character and Capacity Assessments
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Part 4 (C) - Limestone Plateau Landscape Character Type
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Part 4 (D) - Limestone River Valley Landscape Character Type
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Part 4 (E) - River Carrlands Landscape Character Type
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Part 4 (F) - Settled Clay Farmlands Landscape Character Type
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Part 4 (G) - Peat Moorlands Character Type
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Part 4 (H) - Sandlands Heaths and Farmland Landscape Character Type
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Part 5 - Appendix
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Figure 01 - Simplified Surface Geology
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Figure 02 - Topography
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Figure 03 - Landscape Designations
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Figure 04 - Floodplains
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Figure 05 - Landscape Character Areas
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Figure 06 - Landscape Capacity for Housing
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Figure 07 - Landscape Capacity for Strategic Employment
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Figure 08 - Landscape Capacity for Mineral Working
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Figure 09 - Landscape Capacity for Landraising
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Figure 10 - Landscape Capacity for Windpower
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Figure 11 - Landscape Capacity for Willow Biomass
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Figure 12 - Landscape Capacity fpr Large Scale Forestry
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Figure 13 - Potential Additional ASLV Designations
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Further work

Golder Associates (UK) ltd. were commissioned to carry out further landscape assessment to examine in greater detail localized areas where there is considered to be pressure for housing and/or strategic employment development.

The main aim of the study is to differentiate a range of potential housing and strategic employment sites with regard to their impact on the landscape. It provides defined criteria to help assess the impact of proposed development on the landscape and will be used in the determination of current and future planning applications.

The final report is available to download below:

Introduction
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Employment Sites 1-4
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Employment Sites 5-8
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Employment Sites 9-11 and Summary
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Housing Sites 1-4
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Housing Sites 5-8
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Housing Sites 9-12 and Summary
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Landscape Character Appendix
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Last updated: 28 November 2017 08:30:09