What is Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment?
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (also known as LVIA) is a tool used to identify and assess the significance of and the effects of change resulting from development on both the landscape as an environmental resource in its own right and on people’s views and visual amenity.
When do I need a LVIA?
A LVIA can be carried out either formally, as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), or informally as a contribution to the ‘appraisal’ of development proposals and planning applications. Both are important processes and follow a similar approach and LandShape is experienced in the preparation of LVIAs for both EIA and local planning applications.
What is a Planning Appeal?
When a planning application – either for a residential or large commercial development – fails to achieve planning approval, often the developer will choose to submit an appeal for the application to be decided by the planning inspectorate. Helen Palmer of LandShape has submitted various documents supporting planning appeals and has acted as Landsape Expert Witness for planning hearing and public inquiries.