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Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

Landscapes and views have unique characteristics, qualities and sensitivities which provide both opportunities and constraints to development

We are leaders in the field of landscape and townscape visual assessment. 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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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

Latest project

Featured project

Paradise, Birmingham

  • Client: Paradise Circus Limited Partnership
  • Turley office: Birmingham
  • Status: Ongoing

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