We are national leaders in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) to accompany planning applications, either as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or as a free standing appraisal for non- EIA developments. 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 (including seascape and townscape assessments) for developments across all industry sectors including numerous forms of built development (individual dwellings, multiple unit sites, commercial and industrial property and infrastructure assets) and around 200 wind farms and other renewable energy developments.
But assessment is only half the story- we provide pragmatic advice on critical landscape and visual design issues to ensure that developments seek to avoid or reduce adverse effects to consentable levels. Various techniques are used including visibility mapping and ZVI preparation to provide advice on siting, scale & massing, photomontage visualisations and layout of development. Our involvement in an iterative design process can make or break a scheme in terms of acceptability to a planning authority and comes from being good listeners as we refine the scope of every scheme to tailor it to meet the needs of the client, the development, and the policy context in which it exists.
The following projects provide a snapshot overview of the range of projects we have worked on but cannot cover every example.
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