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.