A site's overall ‘landscape capacity’ to accept development is based on a methodology that ranks sites according to landscape sensitivity and landscape value. This is both ‘desk-based’ and ‘site-based’ work that presents conclusions objectively through a scoring system ultimately determined by professional judgement. The scoring system is based on relevant guidance and is intended to provide fair analysis and assessment of each site. However, due to the number of factors, points and final matrix evaluation, the process is subject mainly to judgement and can be a little opaque. Allen Scott have prepared capacity studies for specific sites as well as reviewed existing capacity studies to ensure the assessments are robust and consistent.