Landscape Character Assessment – North York Moors Park Authority

Landscape Character Assessment – North York Moors Park Authority

Prepare a contemporary Landscape Character Assessment for the North York Moors National Park.

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Landscape architectural services – 71420000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£18,000 to £25,000

Procurement reference

MT222240

Published date

16 March 2021

Closing date

6 April 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

19 April 2021

Contract end date

29 October 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

Prepare a contemporary Landscape Character Assessment for the North York Moors National Park.
A full specification is attached
The existing Landscape Character assessment was commissioned in 2003 (and updated in 2004). Internal work was undertaken in 2011 but not completed. This was revisited in 2017 but again remains unpublished as the information was considered out of date. The result is that the information and level of detail for each of the Landscape Character types is inconsistent and therefore it is lacking in the level of robustness required given the weighting this document has in planning decisions.
The aims of this work are to:
1) To revise the document and update in light of the changing policy context
2) To update the boundaries of the LCTs in the North York Moors LCA where required, in order to achieve cross-boundary consistency and consistency with landscape character work undertaken to support marine planning.
3) To ensure consistent attention is paid to all aspects of landscape character across all LCT’s and the marine environment
4) To demonstrate the methodology, LCTs and study overall is up to date and fit for purpose
Specification
– An update and review of the existing Landscape Character Assessment to create a practical tool that can be used to inform and guide positive landscape change that will help to inform and achieve the vision for the North York Moors Management Plan
– the development of policy (e.g. Local Plan)
– the delive… to character of adjoining areas outside of the NP boundary (e.g. key views/setting);
A visual and engaging summary of the special landscape qualities
A summary of the relative contribution made by landscape elements and features (both benefits and detractors) to the landscape character of each LCA to allow comparison between them
An updated and succinct list of the significant ‘forces for change’ across the National Park
Initial recommendations as to landscape strategy/guidelines for each LCA (for development; land management; and recreation)
Settlement-based guidelines identifying areas of development capacity and constraint, including key views (for the main town of Helmsley and the 16 ‘Larger Villages’ identified at Strategic Policy B of the Local Plan
Technical issues:
Mapping must be compatible with our GIS systems (shapefile), and capable of being incorporated as a map layer on the new planning software system (Assure).
All mapping data should be in British National Grid projection, with textual data attached to the shapefile as attribute data identifying each object.
Photo library to be integrated into web-based/GIS versions, with all photos linked to their specific geographical locations, for example via a point layer. The point layer should contain a field with the photo name.
Capability to incorporate access to other relevant documents (e.g. conservation area appraisals).
Mapping is accessible via a mobile device with either wifi or in signal.

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Dr Briony Fox

Address

The Old Vicarage
Bondgate
Helmsley
YO62 5BP
England

Telephone

+44 1439772700

Email

b.fox@northyorkmoors.org.uk