Landscape

Landscape assessments & planning

We have significant insight into the way planning applications and appeals are interpreted and viewed by stakeholders. Our expertise is rooted in a deep understanding of the UK planning system (and its many nuances) and our in-depth knowledge of the built and natural environment. So during the crucial early stages of your project you can rely on our accurate advice on the opportunities and constraints presented on a site and have the confidence to make timely, informed decisions.

We provide landscape planning advice to many of the UK’s leading house builders, Strategic Land Companies and Institutions.

A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment will identify the general site characteristics, extent of visibility and include an assessment of the ability of a site to accommodate development. Our appraisals also involve a review of published landscape assessments and relevant landscape and design policies in the Development Plan.

The ‘landscape and visual effects’ chapter of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) provides a systematic assessment of the predicated landscape and visual effects arising from a development. The chapter will identify the site characteristics, extent of visibility and key views, along with a detailed assessment of the ability of the site to accommodate the proposed development in terms of the likely significant landscape and visual effects arising from the proposals.