Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

What is a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment?

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) can be essential for effective planning decisions. This is because they identify the effect that new developments have on views and on the landscape itself. Some developments can have effects on visual aspects but none on landscape character or vice versa.

ProHort has extensive experience of undertaking Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments. Through LVIAs, we work with our clients to address landscape and visual impact issues at an early stage. This ensures that proposals work within the local landscape, address any constraints and are acceptable visually. A project which works with the character of the area is more likely to be acceptable to local planning authorities.

Our landscape architects can advise on appropriate design and mitigation measures. This often leads to appearances at public inquiries to present detailed evidence on development proposals.

ProHort also carry out Landscape Character Assessments (LCA) at a Local Authority level. Landscape Character Assessments identify the unique qualities and features of an area which contribute to local distinctiveness. Our LCAs are used in Local Plans, Transport Strategies and Supplementary Planning Guidance to improve the design quality of new development.

ProHort Limited provide Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments throughout the entirety of England. We will work with you to understand exactly what you require, ensuring the success of your development.

Included in the pack are:
  • Project brief outlining the area of study and any proposed changes.
  • Baseline study informed by desk and field-based research.
  • Identification and evaluation of any significant changes to the landscape character.
  • Proposals for any mitigating or remedial measures to minimise the effect of change and an evaluation.
  • Results of any community consultation where this is required.
  • Presentation of findings in agreed format.
  • Alternative file formats can be made available, if required.

If you would like more information about our Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments, or to arrange a site visit from our specialist consultant, why not get in touch?


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ProHort know how important it is to get value for your money, especially when coordinating a development project. Therefore, we provide our very best price for all of the services we provide, first time.

Prices for a Landscaping and Visual Impact Assessments can vary depending upon a range of factors, including the complexity of the project.

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