Landscape

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2. Teignbridge landscape character

The Teignbridge District Landscape Character Assessment 2009 (updated in 2014) describes the diversity and distinctive qualities and features of the Teignbridge landscape and how it has been shaped by natural and human influences over time. It contains guidelines that seek to conserve and enhance the landscape whilst also enabling sustainable development. 

The assessment is used to guide landscape change both in relation to development and to land management and it includes guidance and recommendations for conserving, enhancing and restoring the distinctive characteristics, special qualities and features of the area.

There are 18 geographically unique 'Teignbridge Character Areas' with their own distinctive sense of place.

There are 17 generic 'Landscape Character Types', which describe geographical features.

Interactive map of the Landscape Character Areas and Types in Teignbridge