The distinctive character and special qualities of Hertfordshire's landscape are described in Landscape Character Assessments. Landscape policies in Local Plans should refer to these to ensure sensitive siting and design of development that minimises harm to the character of Hertfordshire's landscape.

Supporting local groups


Landscape designations, strategic policy and guidance documents

In line with national policy, the protection, conservation and enhancement of Hertfordshire's valued landscapes is promoted through a range of designations and strategies, including:

Landscape legislation and policy


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01992 555 205


Natural, Historic and Built Environment Team

Environmental Resource Planning

Postal Point CH215

County Hall

Pegs Lane


SG13 8DN