Explore Your Landscape
Our map above highlights the Land of the Fanns LPS boundary, showing how the scheme area straddles the London – Essex boundary and encompasses significant parts of Havering, Thurrock and Brentwood with small parts of Epping Forest and Basildon.
The boundary was defined by the Partnership using Thames Chase Community Forest as a starting point, extending it to the south to include the River Thames and associated riverside communities in Purfleet and Rainham; to the north to capture the historic parklands and views around Bedfords Park and Weald Country Park; and to the east following the gravel ridge dividing the historic fens and Thames marshes to Langdon Hills Country Park whose views prompted the historic descriptions of “the land that fanns” inspiring our Scheme.
The boundary was also influenced by the location of visitor centres given their potential to act as ‘hub’ sites for our Scheme. The overriding thinking of the Partnership when defining this boundary was to bring the 650,000 people living around this area into direct contact with the newly defined landscape.