|Module Title||LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT|
|Co-ordinator||Mrs Jill Bullen Hulse|
|Assessment||Assignment||Outcomes assessed: 1, 2 Assignment - Landscape Assessment||100%|
Collate information in order to assess the landscape of a given area.
a. For a given landscape area, a desk survey is researched and completed.
b. A field survey is undertaken and presented for the selected landscape area.
c. The desk and field surveys are concisely written and illustrated in a variety of mediums.
Desk survey, to include literature search, historical research, interpretation of soils, geology, topography, hydrology, land use, designations, archaeological and cultural influences, landscape unit map.
Field survey to include a landscape description, key qualities and elements, objective and subjective assessment, annotated sketches, photographs and maps.
The selected landscape is analysed and classified as part of the landscape assessment.
a. A full analysis of the landscape area is completed.
b. The landscape area is classified into landscape character areas.
Analysis to included annotated maps/sketches/photos, strength of character, analysis of landscape condiion and forces for change.
Classification to include classification map, titles and justification for division, key characteristics for each character area.
Evaluate and recommend managements option for the selected landscape area.
a. Appropriate management options are applied to a given landscape.
b. Prescriptions and guidelines are drawn up for each landscape character area.
c. Priority of action indicators are developed and justified.
Relevant designations and land management policies are included and the guidelines are directly related to the analysis and classification, strategy assessment.