Topic 6 - Land resources glossary

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AONB
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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CBA
Cost benefit analysis.
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Country Park
An area of countryside managed for public enjoyment. Most are near urban areas and are run by local authorities.
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Countryside Council for Wales
The equivalent organisation in Wales to Natural England.
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DEFRA
Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs.
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EIA
Environmental Impact Assessment.
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Green Belt
A designated area around an urban area to restrict urban expansion.
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Heritage Coast
A coastline protected from development for its scenic or environmental value.
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Honeypot site
An area that is particularly attractive to visitors.
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Leopold Matrix
A grid that is used to assess and compare the environmental impacts of proposed developments.
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Long distance footpath
Long distance routes for walkers, most of which are also National Trails.
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National Parks
Designated areas for informal public recreation, wildlife conservation and maintenance of rural economy.
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National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act (1949)
The UK law that enabled the establishment of National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many public rights of way.
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National Park Authority (NPA)
The organisation that runs a National Park.
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National Trails
Long distance routes for walking, cycling and horse-riding.
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National Trust
A UK charity that conserves historic buildings and important landscapes and habitats.
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Natural England
The UK governmental organisation with the responsibility for the conservation of wildlife and the landscape.
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Neptune Coastline Campaign
The National Trust campaign to buy and protect important coastline landscape.
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Plagioclimax
A community of species that does not develop to a natural climax, but is maintained by external influences including human activities such as burning, grazing or ploughing.
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Space zoning
A method of avoiding land-use conflicts by allocating different areas to different uses.
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Time zoning
A method of avoiding land-use conflicts by allowing different uses at different times.
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Urban park
An area of semi-natural land in an urban area used for public recreation and relaxation.
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Cost benefit analysis.

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CBA

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An area of countryside managed for public enjoyment. Most are near urban areas and are run by local authorities.

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The equivalent organisation in Wales to Natural England.

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Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs.

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