Agricultural Land Classification

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The Agricultural Land Classification system forms part of the planning system in England and Wales. It classifies agricultural land in five categories according to versatility and suitability for growing crops. The top three grades, Grade 1, 2 and 3a, are referred to as 'Best and Most Versatile' land, and enjoy significant protection from development.

Grade 4 and 5 are described as poor quality agricultural land and very poor quality agricultural land[1]

References

  1. ^ http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/http://archive.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/landmanage/land-use/documents/alc-guidelines-1988.pdf

External links

  • Regional Agricultural Land Classification MapsNatural England
  • Natural England technical note on the ALC system
  • Dataset Information: Agricultural Land Classification - Provisional (England)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales


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