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Firstly, look at the site. Is it sunny? Is it sheltered? If it is in a wind corridor, a street where the wind blows through, in winter this will be very cold and exposed. Conversely, a sunny sheltered courtyard may allow you to plant a more tender tree, such as an Olive tree or Magnolia grandiflora.

How Landscape Visual Impact Report Is Created

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Landscape Character Assessment | 0 comments

When a project for structural development is started, the most important thing to be addressed is the possible visual impacts. As most of the people have no enough knowledge on these impacts, these are analyses technically by the professionals, who are able to give you Landscape Visual Impact Report. The processes, which are undergone by these experts, are described here. Collection of information on the project At the foremost stage, planner makes a project description and creates a plan, which presents topographic and physical...

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Rethinking Parks

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Arboriculture | 0 comments

Rethinking Parks ? I have just listened to a rather depressing webinar on The Landscape Institute Web site on Rethinking Parks.  (It may not be available for you to open yet- so watch this space.) It made me ask myself why Parks are so important? Not just for me but why they are essential to the fabric of a healthy and democratic society? Why are horticulturists essential to our Parks and why would a loss of 50% of the Parks’ skilled workforce be a disaster for them? These are the questions that we should be asking ourselves, not how...

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Arboriculture

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Arboriculture | 0 comments

Arboriculture

LandVision give detailed advice, plans and reports tailored to your specific needs and budget such as BS5837. We can discharge your landscape conditions on your planning application and provide expert advice on Tree Safety, Woodland Management including Ancient Woodland management plans for Forestry Commission grants.

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Ecology

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Ecology, homepost | 0 comments

Ecology

We provide advice on Landscape ecology, Woodland ecology. This includes Botanical surveys, Breeam, CSH, Reptile and amphibian surveys, mammal and bird surveys and scoping surveys. We can advise on producing your own plan to conserve the wildlife on your site.

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Landscape Planning

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in homepost, Landscape Design | 0 comments

Landscape Planning

We provide landscape planning input into planning applications. Advising on Trees, Landscape ecology, Botanical surveys, Breeam and CSH ecology reports. We also do Landscape Visual Impact Assessments LVIAs, for developments. Recent schemes include LVIAs for large factory buildings, caravan sites and wind farms.

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Landscape Capacity Studies

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Landscape Capacity Studies Landscape capacity is the extent to which a type of landscape is able to accommodate change without significant effects on its local distinctiveness, its landscape character or landscape type. The findings of landscape capacity studies tend to reflect inherent sensitivity of landscape and sensitivity to development. Also, the value attached to the landscape and its elements forms a part of the landscape capacity study. A series of judgements on landscape sensitivity and landscape value are made and mapped on a...

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Assessing significance and sensitivity of visual effects

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Landscape Design | 0 comments

Assessing significance and sensitivity of visual effects is a part of Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA). A LVIA can be a stand alone report or part of a Environmental Statement (ES) for a proposed development. Here at Landvision we specialise in LVIAs across Southern England, and Midlands, including Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and Sussex Determining visual effects and their significance are an intrinsic part of the LVIA assessment. This includes; looking at the contribution of each effect on the visual receptors. For each visual effect,...

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Valued landscapes and LVIAs

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment | 0 comments

LVIA and Valued landscapes Valued landscapes, include those in South Downs National Park around Eastbourne and Lewes. These typically have high landscape quality, great scenic beauty, a sense of remoteness and associations with famous artists. Landscape artists Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious were inspired by Valued landscapes around Eastbourne and Lewes. They depicted scenic beauty of South Downs, now a protected landscape, the South Downs National Park (SDNP). Understanding how Valued landscapes and LVIAs fit together into the planning system...

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Protecting South Downs National Park

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment | 0 comments

Landvision have recently helped local residents in ” Protecting South Downs National Park“. Landvision were invited to work with Deans Preservation Group to undertake a landscape assessment for land adjacent to the South Downs National Park. The landscape assessment was written for the group, to protect historic Open Downs landscapes, which for centuries have been agricultural downland. The site is immediately adjacent to the South Downs National Park and had it been developed, loss of downland landscape would have resulted in a...

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LVIA and Designated landscapes.

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Landscape | 0 comments

LVIA and Designated landscapes. In our long running articles on LIVA, Charmaine Noel has written this one on LVIA and Designated landscapes. There is a hierarchy of designations for landscapes in the UK. International and National designations. These are the most highly protected landscapes; they have a formal statutory protection which varies depending on which part of the UK you are in. National Parks. National Park; for example the South Downs National Park, but also National Parks in other parts of England, Wales and Scotland. If an LVIA...

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