Landscape

Welcome to the Landscape Section, the Irish landscape is a living landscape in every sense of the word. It has and will continue to be used in an ever-changing variety of ways.

Landscape Character Assesment in Ireland:
Baseline Audit & Review

2006 Baseline Audit & Review

The brief for this study was to inform the implementation of Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) in Ireland; provide recommendations for full LCA coverage; review and compare LCA methodologies; assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing LCAs; provide an overview of good practice in other EU member states; inform national policy on landscape issues; and help ensure that LCA provides value for money.

Download Landscape Character Assessment in Ireland: Baseline Audit & Evaluation (September 2006) [PDF 2MB]

Download Landscape Character Assessment in Ireland: Baseline Audit & Evaluation:  Review Forms (September 2006) [PDF 404KB]

 

2009 Update

Minogue & Associates were commissioned by the Heritage Council to update the LCA Baseline Audit and Evaluation report published in September 2006 (below). The aim of this report is to provide a factual update of research set out in Section 3 of the 2006 Baseline Report (only). The same full and detailed review, consultation and analysis undertaken for the Baseline Report has not been undertaken for this research.

Download Landscape Character Assessment in Ireland: Update
on Baseline Audit & Evaluation
(November 2009) [PDF 145KB].