The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has commissioned a Regional Landscape Character Assessment (RLCA) for the whole of Northern Ireland. The purpose of the assessment is to provide an evidence base which can be used by planners to make informed decisions about the management of Northern Ireland’s landscapes.
26 regional landscape areas have been defined, including: Mourne and Slieve Croob; the Sperrins and the Antrim Plateau and Glens. As the consultation period is about to close, Mountaineering Ireland is encouraging members to review and comment on the draft assessment for areas they are familiar with. This is an important opportunity for the walking and climbing community to say what is needed to protect the areas that inspire and support our activities.
Mountaineering Ireland intends to make a response to the consultation. Feedback from local walkers and climbers will strengthen our submission and help express what it is that we value about the landscapes of Northern Ireland. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Thursday 11th June 2015.
An introductory document, plus maps and descriptions for the 26 areas can be downloaded by copying the URL below into your web browser (15MB file).