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Cairngorms National Park

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Cairngorms Landscape Toolkit

The landscape toolkit is a resource to help developers and professionals as well as anyone with a keen interest in learning more about Cairngorms landscapes.

The landscapes of the National Park are important and development should fit with and enhance the landscape. View our Local Development Plan.

In the Landscape Toolkit you will find:

  • Baseline landscape character information in the Landscape Areas section
  • The sensitivity of landscape character to some forms of development, and development-specific guidance in the Landscape Sensitivity section.
  • Descriptions and maps of the characteristics and qualities in the Special Landscape Qualities section.

Explore the Landscape toolkit here

Landscape Character Areas
Landscape Character Areas 
Special Landscape Qualities
Special Landscape Qualities 
Guidance for landscape change
Guidance for landscape change 

Interested in how we built the Landscape Toolkit?

Our Methodology

Landscape Principles