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Tranquillity Mapping: Developing a robust methodology for planning support

Finding the qualities of places which generate tranquil feelings and protecting those locations and attributes is vital for a country pressured by development.

This report details the research into tranquillity mapping carried out during 2006 by Northumbria University, commissioned by CPRE. It builds on previous methodology led by individual feelings about tranquil places with a simpler quantitative consultation approach, giving a ‘national’ understanding of the concept of tranquillity.