Top tips: Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

Engaging with landscape architects as early as possible in the design process can help you:

  • Identify valued assets
  • Influence the development of proposals
  • Minimise likely significant adverse effects
  • Ensure a robust submission is delivered

Read our top tips below on navigating the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment process during development.

Watch: Landscape webinar

Watch our webinar to hear Paul Ellis, Technical Director, break down the design stages, key constraints and mitigation measures of the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) process.

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✔ Top tips

  • The early involvement of a landscape architect within the assessment and design process will help to identify valued assets and positively influence the development proposal.
  • Check online mapping for national/international designations within or near to the development site.
  • If land is designated, check national and local policy for likely constraints to inform an appropriate approach to development.
  • Ensure appropriate design/assessment stages are adopted to prevent/reduce/offset or compensate for adverse effects.
  • Consider other environmental constraints and opportunities to ensure a holistic approach is taken.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure meaningful engagement within the LVIA process.

Leading Minds Webinar Programme

Now in its third year, our Leading Minds webinar series is hosted by technical experts from a variety of disciplines across our business. Each episode aims to guide you through legislative challenges, development risks and sustainable solutions to maximise the profitability of current and upcoming schemes. Whether you want to register for our upcoming webinars, or flick back through our catalogue of previous webinar recordings and top tips, find out more below.

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Paul Ellis

Technical Director - Landscape T: +44 (0) 1235 821 888 Email
Abingdon | UK

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