WENP has developed a report on ‘West of England Urban Land Cover Classification’, which utilises an approach pioneered in the Greater Manchester area to characterise census reporting units across the West of England into seven ‘urban land cover (form) types’ based upon their composition of land use and land cover.
The report investigates the distribution of different land cover types, helping us to understand how greenspaces and other land uses are distributed across the West of England. We also suggest possible interventions for increasing the benefits delivered by each land cover type for biodiversity, and human health and wellbeing.
The report and mapping can be used as an additional piece of evidence to ensure that the use of land, in both urban and rural areas, responds to the ecological emergency and the need for people to have access to high-quality greenspace.
We will shortly make the maps shown in the report available for viewing online.View the report