Townscape assessments

23 of the larger settlements in Hampshire have been subject to assessment. Each Townscape Assessment is made up of Townscape Character Areas and Townscape Types. Townscape Character Areas are geographically unique areas of a town, and Townscape Types are generic and can occur in different parts of the town.

Townscape Character Areas are likely to reflect a high degree of consistency of factors such as layout, vegetation and building type, but be unique in terms of their location. It can also be the case that a Townscape Character Area contains a high degree of small-scale variation and diversity and it is that which creates a strong sense of place.

Read about the different Townscape Types and use the links below to access the assessment for each of the 23 settlements. They are provided in PDF format which you can view, print, or save to your own computer.

Draft Townscape Assessments