Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments
Often associated with developments that might be considered to have an impact on the landscape and forming part of an Environmental Impact Assessment, the landscape and visual impact assessment is a detailed appraisal of an existing area, together with an analysis of the impact of a particular development.
Following the Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (Landscape Institute and the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment) and the Guidelines for Landscape Character Assessment (Countryside Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage), the landscape and visual impact assessment follows a logical sequence to establish the landscape character of the area, identify what planning policies exist and to determine the extent of impact from the proposed development.
The final written document includes images of existing views as well as visualisations from key viewpoints of the development.
Our team of landscape professionals have the capability and experience to prepare the requisite level of information for the production of quality reports to assist with your project.