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Legislation

Legislation and conventions relevant to Forests and Landscape, one of a series of seven Guidelines that support The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).

  • Landscape Designations - The relevant statutory body in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland advises on landscape matters, develops policies, reviews legislation and is responsible for landscape protection. Details of the designations (summarised below), relevant legislation, and planning policy in relation to landscape can be found on their websites.

Natural England - www.naturalengland.org.uk
Scottish Natural Heritage - www.snh.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales - www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Department of the Environment Northern Ireland - www.doeni.gov.uk

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Statutory
Advisor
Natural
England
Scottish
Natural
Heritage
Natural Resources Wales Department
of the
Environment
Northern Ireland
Principle
Landscape
Designation
National
Parks
National
Parks
National
Parks

National Parks are
under consideration

Specific
Landscape
Designations

Areas of
Outstanding
Natural Beauty
(AONBs). Heritage Coasts

National
Scenic
Areas

Areas of
Outstanding
Natural Beauty
(AONBs). Heritage Coasts

Areas of
Outstanding
Natural Beauty
(AONBs).