Local Landscape Character Assessment


What is the Local Landscape Character Assessment?

The LLCA involves a team of volunteers assessing the character of the land in the Carn Brea Parish area.
The assessment will group the landscape into areas with the same character - creating landscape types. The end product will be a character description for each landscape type, with guidance for future planning and land management. We can then use this information to inform our policies for the Neighbourhood Plan.
Volunteer members of the Steering Group have taken part in LLCA training lead by a landscape architect from Cornwall Council. We have also commissioned maps from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust to give us more of insight into the species and habitats that are so important to us.


The fieldwork assessments and walks have now been completed and the Steering Group have identifies 7 different landscape types:

  • Higher Level Ground
  • Rolling Ground
  • Gently Sloping
  • Steep Sided Slope
  • Steep Sided Valley – Tuckingmill Valley
  • Flood Zone (Within Tuckingmill Valley)
  • Steep Sided Valley – Tolskithy Valley

You can view the LLCA documents below.


Can Brea Neighbourhood Plan LLCA Map

Click on the map to view a larger version.