Posts made in March, 2014

Water and the Landscape Part 3

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is the third in a series of articles on Water and the Landscape. The other articles Part 1, Part 2, Part 4. What lessons can be learnt from this year’s flooding in the UK? Firstly, long term landscape management is vital. Long term landscape management and landscape planting will help to combat, mitigate and alleviate effects of flooding. The UK government slowing down implementation of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 has meant developers have not felt compelled to construct sustainable drainage as part of new construction. The Landscape Institute have...

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Water and the landscape Part 2

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Water and the Landscape Part 2 This is the second article in a series. Part 1 can be found here The Pitt report of 2009 was an independent report into how to combat the effects of flooding seen in the UK in 2007. Many of the recommendations were followed, but more needs to be done and this work will continue, with teams of experts working on flood alleviation schemes. These teams will include landscape architects, like Landvision, who will often be taking leading roles in implementing and specifying flood alleviation schemes. How to actually enable planning policies and anti flooding...

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Water and the landscape part 1

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Water and the landscape Part 1. This is a first of a series of articles on water and the landscape. It is quite well known that landscape architects can play a key role in flood alleviation. The need for this expert help and advice is seen in the following report. SUDs and landscape design and management are key areas where landscape architects can help to give advice on mitigation and alleviation of flooding. Landvision give advice to land owners and corporate clients; combining landscape design and management skills under one roof, saving clients time and money. The Pitt report of 2009 was...

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