Hampshire Integrated Character Assessment

Landscape, townscape and seascape assessment for Hampshire

You can access the Hampshire Integrated Character Assessment by using the interactive map or access the ‘Overview’ and supporting documents.

The interactive map and assessments
An ‘Overview of the Hampshire Landscape’ and supporting documents


An Overview of the Hampshire Landscape (Please note that the geology and tranquillity maps within this document are under licence and must not be copied)

Supporting documents

Further information

The Hampshire Integrated Character Assessment provides a framework for more detailed local character assessments. These are generally undertaken by District and Borough Councils and protected landscape bodies. Assessments are available on their respective websites.

Collectively, these assessments provide an evidence base which is used in the county council’s work. This work includes:

  • strategic planning
  • land management, and
  • place shaping programmes

Historic Landscape Characterisation is used alongside landscape character assessment to help us understand how our current landscape evolved.


Please contact the relevant local planning authority to discuss which character assessment should be the primary reference for your purposes.

For further information contact: [email protected]