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Key Documents

This page contains links to our key documents, project plans and maps.

BFER Scheme Area Map

The BFER scheme area extends to just over 200 square kilometres in the heart of East Anglia

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Key Files for Partners

Please see below the key files for BFER claims:

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Brecks Special Qualities Report

This short study analyses and articulates what we really mean when we refer to ‘The Brecks’. Where exactly is the Brecks, what is it like and why is it different to other landscapes in East Anglia and in the UK?

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BFER Landscape Character Assessment

This landscape character assessment (LCA) focuses on the Brecks, a unique landscape of heaths, conifer plantations and farmland on part of the chalk plateau in south-west Norfolk and north-west Suffolk. Commissioned in 2013 by the Brecks Partnership as part of the suite of documents required for a Heritage Lottery Fund bid entitled ‘Breaking New Ground,’ it describes the distinctive character of the Brecks and supports the positive management of the area.

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BFER Landscape Conservation Action Plan

This LCAP focusses on heritage conservation in this landscape within the Brecks that research currently indicates has the most pressing set of threats and issues, through a bespoke set of projects delivered by a partnership with a wide range of expertise. It continues the momentum gained through Breaking New Ground’s work in the heart of The Brecks landscape and delivers aims and objectives for The Brecks Fen-Edge & Rivers LP Scheme that can be sustained into the future.

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BFER Important Freshwater Areas Report

This report describes the results of an Important Freshwater Areas analysis to inform the development of the HLF-supported Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers (BFER) landscape project area.

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BFER Historic Landscape Characterisation

Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) mapping provides detailed spatial information about types of land use in today’s landscape, with reference, where possible, to their historical roots. This is done through the building of a digital map
that draws on data in modern and historic maps, aerial photographs and other historic environment information. The flexibility of the digital map enables it to be used in a variety of forms, colours and scales. This enables patterns to be observed and analysed, leading to an enhanced understanding of the origins and development of the landscape.

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