Landscapes

LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (LVIA)

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) is a crucial process that evaluates the potential effects of proposed developments on the landscape and visual character of an area. Our team specialises in conducting thorough LVIA studies to ensure that any project harmoniously integrates with its surroundings. We assess various factors, including the existing landscape, views from different perspectives, and the visual sensitivity of the area.

By using advanced mapping techniques, visual simulations, and expert analysis, we provide a comprehensive understanding of how the proposed development may impact the landscape and visual qualities.

Our LVIA reports offer valuable insights and recommendations to mitigate any adverse effects and enhance the overall visual experience. We collaborate closely with clients, planners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the proposed development aligns with local regulations and community aspirations.

With our expertise in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, you can confidently navigate the planning process and ensure that your project respects and enhances the natural and visual environment. Trust our team to guide you through the LVIA process, creating sustainable and visually appealing developments that contribute positively to the landscape.

Contact the Team

Ian Dudley

Ian Dudley
Head of Landscapes
01536 408840

Landscapes

LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (LVIA)

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) is a crucial process that evaluates the potential effects of proposed developments on the landscape and visual character of an area. Our team specialises in conducting thorough LVIA studies to ensure that any project harmoniously integrates with its surroundings. We assess various factors, including the existing landscape, views from different perspectives, and the visual sensitivity of the area.

By using advanced mapping techniques, visual simulations, and expert analysis, we provide a comprehensive understanding of how the proposed development may impact the landscape and visual qualities.

Our LVIA reports offer valuable insights and recommendations to mitigate any adverse effects and enhance the overall visual experience. We collaborate closely with clients, planners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the proposed development aligns with local regulations and community aspirations.

With our expertise in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, you can confidently navigate the planning process and ensure that your project respects and enhances the natural and visual environment. Trust our team to guide you through the LVIA process, creating sustainable and visually appealing developments that contribute positively to the landscape.

Our Services

Landscape & Visual Appraisal

Landscape and Visual Appraisal is a comprehensive evaluation of the existing landscape and visual characteristics of an area. Our team excels in conducting thorough Landscape and Visual Appraisals, providing valuable insights and recommendations for landowners, developers, and decision-makers.

We assess the quality, distinctiveness, and sensitivity of the landscape, considering factors such as landforms, vegetation, water features, and cultural heritage. Through visual appraisals, we evaluate the visual relationships, viewpoints, and focal points within the landscape. By employing a combination of on-site assessments, mapping techniques, and visual analysis, we develop a holistic understanding of the area’s aesthetic value and visual significance.

Our appraisal reports provide a foundation for informed decision-making, enabling clients to make well-informed choices regarding landscape management, development, or conservation efforts. With our expertise in landscape and visual appraisal, you can gain a deeper understanding of the landscape’s character and visual potential, ensuring that any future actions respect and enhance the unique qualities of the environment. Trust our team to conduct a comprehensive Landscape and Visual Appraisal that serves as a valuable tool for land management and decision-making processes.

Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment

We have a wealth of experience in the production of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) for a range of development types and scales, from single buildings to strategic urban extensions.

Our established assessment methodology follows industry best practice guidance and has been used to support our role as Expert Witness on many Appeals across the public and private sector.

We have invested in the latest digital terrain modelling software, LSS Elite, allowing us to provide a more thorough analysis of a study area enabling us to prepare several outputs including cross-sections, flythroughs and Zone of Theoretical Visibility assessments to better suit your LVIA requirements.

We can also provide verified wireframe and full CGI visualisations, which can be used to effectively demonstrate the impact of your developments to better support your planning application.

Expert Witness

A landscape expert witness plays a crucial role in legal proceedings involving landscape-related disputes or claims. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable landscape experts has the expertise to provide objective and credible testimony in court or arbitration settings. As expert witnesses, we provide specialised insight and analysis on matters such as landscape design, construction, maintenance, or environmental impact.

Our deep understanding of industry best practices, regulations, and standards enables us to offer authoritative opinions and evaluations on complex landscape issues. We conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and present clear and compelling reports that support our expert testimony. Whether it involves resolving disputes over property boundaries, evaluating landscape damage, or assessing the compliance of landscape projects, our landscape expert witnesses provide valuable expertise and a professional perspective to assist in legal proceedings. Trust our team of landscape experts to provide reliable and impartial witness testimony that strengthens your case and helps ensure a fair resolution.

Clients we have represented:

Public Sector:

  • Kettering Borough Council
  • St Edmundsbury Council
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Private Sector:

  • Haulfryn Group Ltd
  • Kingston Real Estate
  • Mudlark Hotels Ltd
  • Cory Environmental Ltd
  • R J & S Styles
  • Trustees of HC Stockwill Trust

Green Belt Appraisal

Green Belt Appraisal is a meticulous process that evaluates the significance, quality, and potential of green belt areas. Our team specialises in conducting comprehensive Green Belt Appraisals, providing valuable insights and recommendations for land use planning and conservation.

We assess the ecological, recreational, and cultural value of green belt areas, considering factors such as biodiversity, landscape character, historical significance, and public access. Through a combination of field assessments, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement, we develop a thorough understanding of the green belt’s unique qualities and its role in maintaining a balance between urban and rural areas.

Our appraisal reports offer a foundation for informed decision-making, enabling planners, policymakers, and communities to make informed choices regarding the protection, enhancement, and sustainable management of green belt areas. With our expertise in Green Belt Appraisal, you can navigate the complexities of land use planning and ensure the long-term preservation and value of these vital green spaces. Trust our team to conduct a rigorous Green Belt Appraisal that provides valuable insights and guidance for sustainable land use practices.

Our Services

Landscape & Visual Appraisal

Landscape and Visual Appraisal is a comprehensive evaluation of the existing landscape and visual characteristics of an area. Our team excels in conducting thorough Landscape and Visual Appraisals, providing valuable insights and recommendations for landowners, developers, and decision-makers.

We assess the quality, distinctiveness, and sensitivity of the landscape, considering factors such as landforms, vegetation, water features, and cultural heritage. Through visual appraisals, we evaluate the visual relationships, viewpoints, and focal points within the landscape. By employing a combination of on-site assessments, mapping techniques, and visual analysis, we develop a holistic understanding of the area’s aesthetic value and visual significance.

Our appraisal reports provide a foundation for informed decision-making, enabling clients to make well-informed choices regarding landscape management, development, or conservation efforts. With our expertise in landscape and visual appraisal, you can gain a deeper understanding of the landscape’s character and visual potential, ensuring that any future actions respect and enhance the unique qualities of the environment. Trust our team to conduct a comprehensive Landscape and Visual Appraisal that serves as a valuable tool for land management and decision-making processes.

Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment

We have a wealth of experience in the production of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) for a range of development types and scales, from single buildings to strategic urban extensions.

Our established assessment methodology follows industry best practice guidance and has been used to support our role as Expert Witness on many Appeals across the public and private sector.

We have invested in the latest digital terrain modelling software, LSS Elite, allowing us to provide a more thorough analysis of a study area enabling us to prepare several outputs including cross-sections, flythroughs and Zone of Theoretical Visibility assessments to better suit your LVIA requirements.

We can also provide verified wireframe and full CGI visualisations, which can be used to effectively demonstrate the impact of your developments to better support your planning application.

Expert Witness

A landscape expert witness plays a crucial role in legal proceedings involving landscape-related disputes or claims. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable landscape experts has the expertise to provide objective and credible testimony in court or arbitration settings. As expert witnesses, we provide specialised insight and analysis on matters such as landscape design, construction, maintenance, or environmental impact.

Our deep understanding of industry best practices, regulations, and standards enables us to offer authoritative opinions and evaluations on complex landscape issues. We conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and present clear and compelling reports that support our expert testimony. Whether it involves resolving disputes over property boundaries, evaluating landscape damage, or assessing the compliance of landscape projects, our landscape expert witnesses provide valuable expertise and a professional perspective to assist in legal proceedings. Trust our team of landscape experts to provide reliable and impartial witness testimony that strengthens your case and helps ensure a fair resolution.

Clients we have represented:

Public Sector:

  • Kettering Borough Council
  • St Edmundsbury Council
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Private Sector:

  • Haulfryn Group Ltd
  • Kingston Real Estate
  • Mudlark Hotels Ltd
  • Cory Environmental Ltd
  • R J & S Styles
  • Trustees of HC Stockwill Trust

Green Belt Appraisal

Green Belt Appraisal is a meticulous process that evaluates the significance, quality, and potential of green belt areas. Our team specialises in conducting comprehensive Green Belt Appraisals, providing valuable insights and recommendations for land use planning and conservation.

We assess the ecological, recreational, and cultural value of green belt areas, considering factors such as biodiversity, landscape character, historical significance, and public access. Through a combination of field assessments, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement, we develop a thorough understanding of the green belt’s unique qualities and its role in maintaining a balance between urban and rural areas.

Our appraisal reports offer a foundation for informed decision-making, enabling planners, policymakers, and communities to make informed choices regarding the protection, enhancement, and sustainable management of green belt areas. With our expertise in Green Belt Appraisal, you can navigate the complexities of land use planning and ensure the long-term preservation and value of these vital green spaces. Trust our team to conduct a rigorous Green Belt Appraisal that provides valuable insights and guidance for sustainable land use practices.

Contact the Team

Ian Dudley

Ian Dudley
Head of Landscapes
01536 408840

“Thank you all for such a rare and appreciated quality of service. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.”

Mrs Borrough

“I wanted to thank you directly for your own diligent, informative & careful input. It’s been great working with you , the more so in such tricky conditions & I would not hesitate to recommend your services particularly with people like me whose knowledge is limited………..it was also fun to do what we wanted without the tedium  of a ‘scheme’ !!

Appreciated & I hope we get to work on something again someday.”

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