Stephenson Halliday offer expertise in the planning and LVIA of High Voltage transmission lines. Our past experience includes detailed route selection studies for the upgrading of existing transmission lines and new 400kV / 132kV in sensitive rural landscapes with appraisal of effects on landscape character and visual amenity with reference to supporting visualisations. Recent experience has involved consideration of the potential cumulative effects of new transmission lies when considered in the context of existing and proposed wind farm development in addition to consideration of alternative design options. Our team members have experience in preparation of evidence for presentation at major public inquiries and studies on behalf of:
- National Grid
- Scottish Power
- Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited
This includes landscape design services related to the upgrading of sub-station facilities.