Influencing landscapes

We are involved in managing four landscapes in the Peak District. We sit on advisory boards and actively push for good, effective and innovative land management for

  • Eastern Moors (Longshaw over to Baslow)
  • Alport Dale (under Bleaklow)
  • Blacka Moor (near Sheffield)
  • Black Brook Nature Reserve (near Leek)

To find out more, contact Andy Tickle.


Community Landscape Character Statements 

Friends of the Peak District is keen on the idea of Community Landscape Character Statements as a way for local people to influence the development of their own local areas. A Community Landscape Character Statement allows people to decide what is important in their own landscape - and how they would like it to look in the future. It could be used as a planning tool, and you might even be able to get your local authority to adopt it as an official planning document...


CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) has produced a step by step guide to Community Landscape Character Assessments called Unlocking the Landscape (you'll need to scroll down CPRE's publications webpage until you reach it).


If you're interested in carrying out a Community Landscape Character Assessment in the Peak District, please get in touch with Andy Tickle for some preliminary advice.