Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

Stephenson Halliday specialise in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to accompany planning applications, either as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or as a free standing appraisal for non- EIA developments.

As national leaders in the field, we don’t just comply with the current guidance, but work to advance best practices. Our experience is unrivalled, having completed landscape and visual impact assessments for developments across all industry sectors including over 140 wind farms and other renewable energy developments.

But assessment is only half the story- we provide pragmatic advice on critical landscape and visual issues to ensure that developments avoid and minimise any adverse effects. Our involvement in an iterative design process can make or break a scheme in terms of acceptability to a planning authority.

We’re good listeners too, the scope of every scheme is tailored to meet the needs of the client, the development, and the policy context in which it exists.
Our clients can also take advantage of our industry leading Visualisations or Expert Witness services if required.

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Pines Burn Wind Farm

Stephenson Halliday prepared the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for Pines Burn Wind farm (12 turbines, up to 149.9m to blade tip) near...

Withernwick Wind Farm

Stephenson Halliday undertook landscape and visual impact assessment, including cumulative assessment, for Phases 1 and 2 of the Withernwick Wind Farm.


Stephenson Halliday became involved in the Kirk Hill Wind Farm project in 2014. We provided landscape and planning services to our client Coriolis Energy...

Burlington Slate, Kirkby Quarry

Stephenson Halliday has prepared an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National...

Airies Wind Farm

Stephenson Halliday were pleased to assist Natural Capital on behalf of 20 20 Renewables with the preparation of a Landscape and Visual Assessment for...


Stephenson Halliday produced a Landscape and Visual Assessment on behalf of Banks Renewables for Kype Muir Wind farm (26 turbines, 132m to blade tip)...

Marley Hill Colliery Reclamation

Stephenson Halliday co-ordinated the planning application for the proposed surface mine reclamation development incorporating the following stages: Preparation of a Scoping Opinion Request Report;...

Hopton Beach

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by Marine Planning Consultants Ltd to assist with the landscape / seascape and visual elements of the planning application.  Our...