HDA prepared a Landscape Character Assessment for the Vale of White Horse District. The study adheres to Natural England best practice guidance, employing a hierarchical approach identifying broad scale Landscape Types and then more detailed Character Areas.

The work sets out the landscape context of the District and identifies and describes 14 Landscape Types within the District. Within each of the Landscape Types, the assessment identifies and describes discrete geographical Character Areas, which exhibit all, or the majority of, the recognisable characteristics of the broader scale Landscape Types. Guidelines were also prepared for each Landscape Type, including strategies which set out broad objectives and principles to manage and direct landscape change.

Downs Scarp Landscape Type
Corallian Limestone Ridge Type
Upper Vale Farmland Landscape Type
River Floodplain Landscape Type
Further information

The character assessment is currently available to download as part of the evidence base documents on the council website.