Every Landscape Partnership scheme produces a Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP) during their development phase, before embarking on delivery. It pulls together key information unearthed about the landscape in development, and informs all plans for the next 3, 4 or 5 years - and beyond the duration of HLF funding. It's the 'manifesto' for the landscape - incorporating the overall vision for your scheme, the Landscape Character Assessment, various projects responding to the needs of the landscape and local people, and considers long term management and sustainability. It's a helpful advocacy document too - some partnership boards produce a shorted version to explain the benefits of the scheme to a range of stakeholders.
New guidance about producing an LCAP was published in 2012 on the HLF website, giving ideas about the approach, structure and how the LCAP will be used.
Below are some examples of LCAPs submitted to us by successful applicants of past and existing Landscape Partnerships (LP) schemes. They are only to be used as a guide and should not, and are not intended to, be used as templates. Every LCAP will be different - so it's for you to produce a document that encompasses the needs of your landscape and community, and works well for your partners and everyone who'll be involved.
This discussion post is also the place to ask questions, post comments and share your own experiences. Please add more links to your LCAPs online - there are several out there and this community could be a good place for a 'virtual' archive.
Hope you find this helpful.
- Touching the Tide (East England)
- Up on the Downs (South East)
- Lower Derwent Valley LP (East Midlands)
- Heart of the Glens (Northern Ireland)
- South Dorset Ridgeway LP (South West)
- Tay LP (Scotland)
- Avalon Marshes (South West)
- Belfast Hills (scroll to bottom of the page)
- Limestone Landscapes (North East)