The East of England Landscape Framework can help guide biodiversity planning. It has been underpinned by analysis of the natural landscape, which gives an indication of potential habitats for creation, and the cultural landscape, which helps guide habitat creation that enhances sense of place.
The Framework contains character descriptions and a spatial framework for habitat-creation targeting and the design of ecological networks. It has been underpinned by analysis of geology, soils, landform and biodiversity, providing a strategic overview of ecological potential for the creation of different habitat types. The combinations of natural and cultural factors that have influenced Landscape Character Types are often associated with particular habitats. Although this does not limit the choice of habitats suitable for creation it provides a potential focus for targeting conservation resources.