LVIA - Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments


We have undertaken Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments as part of Environmental Impact Assessments and as part of informal appraisals, that have been requested for planning applications. These assessments are undertaken in accordance with Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Assessment, 3rd Edition (GLVIA3) published by the Landscape Institute and IEMA. The scope of these studies are as agreed with the Local Planning Authorities through consultation, including a formal scoping process where studies form part of an EIA.

Portland Radar - Dorset, UK

Undertaken as part of a planning application this appraisal was concerned primarily with the changes resulting from the upgrade of an MOD RADAR facility. The proposed development although modest in size is in a highly prominent location on Portland, Dorset and is visible from the Dorset AONB, The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and other sensitive and designated landscapes.

Client: Aquila ATMS

Clifftops, Dorset, UK

Landscape and Visual Appraisal for a hospitality development on a prominent coastal location on the east coast of Portland. The site is located within highly designated and sensitive landscapes with particular historic and scenic values.
The appraisal includes assessment of views from the sea.

Client: Pennsylvania Castle
Architect: Morrow Lorraine

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Prince's Mead School - Winchester, UK

The Landscape and grounds are the inheritance of the Eighteenth Century design for the mansion and parkland, and the Nineteenth Century designed Worthy Park House by Sir Robert Smirke, with pleasure grounds and Parkland. The house is Listed grade II* and the grounds are on the Hampshire County Council’s register of Historic Parks and Gardens no 1550. The Estate is situated in the Itchen River valley.  The house was Originally designed to be seen in the wider landscape of the South Downs, the house can now only be viewed in its landscape context from limited locations.
This Landscape appraisal focused primarily in the assessment of impacts on selected views from the South Downs National Park towards the proposed new campus building. The landscape assessment also involved the collation and consideration of historical landscape data associated with the Listed Building and associated historic estate grounds.

Client: Prince’s Mead School
Architect: Design Engine Architects

MEMO - Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory - Dorset, UK

This assessment was concerned with the visual impacts resulting from the proposed Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory project which is located on a highly prominent and sensitive cliff top location. proposal include mitigation relating to the restoration of an adjacent SSSI designated former quarry site.

Client: MEMO
Architect: David Adjaye

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