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Heritage, Townscape and Landscape

We promote and manage change to sustain and enhance the significance of our historic environment and quality of our townscapes and landscapes

Our specialist team has strength and depth. It combines academic and practical strengths, knowledge and experience with a track record of success in heritage, landscape, townscape and visual impact assessment.

We assess heritage significance and townscape character to promote change and create successful places.

Landscapes and views have unique characteristics, qualities and sensitivities which provide both opportunities and constraints to development. We provide specialist advice on landscape/townscape character and views and how these can shape the creation of successful developments.

We work both as part of the wider Turley offer and as an independent service.

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Heritage research, advice and strategy

Insight to the nature of heritage assets affected by change to provide advice, inform proactive strategies and lead discussion

Assessment of heritage significance and setting

Understanding and interpretation of heritage value within the framework of policy, guidance, best practice and experience

Heritage statements and advocacy

Articulating the impact of change in bespoke documents and leading proactive engagement with statutory authorities

Designation advice and representation

Designation risk assessment, rebuttal and representations to heritage-led policy

ES Heritage chapters

Technical assessment of built heritage impacts for Environmental Impact Assessment

Heritage appeals and inquiries

Expert advice and support for planning appeals and expert evidence at public inquiries

Townscape assessments and TVIA

Appraisal and analysis of townscape character and robust assessments of potential impacts of development on townscape character and views


Landscape research and analysis

Insight and advice on the qualities and value of landscapes to inform strategic and design decisions

Landscape capacity and sensitivity studies

Technical assessments to inform strategic site selection and capacity calculations

Opportunities and constraints mapping

Mapping of key site characteristics to aid the development of design principles particularly in landscape-led masterplans

Landscape feasibility studies

Early site appraisals to provide guidance on development potential

View analysis

Assessment of views and potential visual impacts arising from development

ZTV and GIS mapping

Modelling of zones of theoretical visibility and viewsheds of development proposals to inform discussions with statutory authorities on potential effects

Landscape strategies and visions

Illustrating potential landscape enhancement and mitigation measures to integrate new development in the landscape

Landscape/townscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA/TVIA)

Robust technical assessments of potential landscape, townscape and visual effects arising from development proposals with guidance on potential mitigation measures. Prepared as ES chapters or standalone reports

Expert witness at landscape appeals and inquiries

Expert advice and support for planning appeals and expert evidence at public inquiries

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