Last edited 14 Apr 2020

Landscape capacity

The term ‘landscape capacity’ refers to: ‘The ability of a landscape to accommodate different amounts of change or development of a specific type. Capacity reflects the landscape's sensitivity to the type of change, and the value attached to the landscape, and is therefore dependent on judgements about the desirability of retaining landscape characteristics and the acceptability of their loss.’

Ref Sottish Natural Heritage, glossary of terms.

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