Landscape and Amenity

The DEHLG's draft Landscape Character Assessment Guidelines of 2000 required all Local Authorities to carry out a Landscape Character Assessment of their operational area. Louth County Council did this in 2002. A Landscape Characterisation Report for County Louth can be downloaded from the publications page on this website. Some areas of the county have been identified as (non-statutory) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and others as Areas of High Landscape Quality. There are also many scenic routes and viewpoints, all of which are listed in the County Development Plan, which is available on the Louth County Council website Link to LCC website.