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.Read More
Ecology in LVIA; Value of Fauna and flora in LVIA reports in Sussex. Habitat creation. Biodiversity offsetting. Baseline studies into LVIAs for LPAS for landscape planning in Sussex, Kent and Surrey, include site ecology and biodiversity, with habitat creation and biodiversity offsetting. Some sites have special qualities such as historic hedge banks. A site may have a woodland Shaw or contain a rough meadow pasture with a pond containing protected species. The ecology and the value of these special areas in terms of landscape ecology and Biodiversity offsetting will be assessed as part of...Read More
Ancient woodlands and BAP woodlands; why they are special. Biodiversity offsetting can be a very useful way of mitigating for new development. At Landvision, we feel that there are some cases where offsetting can be used to great effect to mitigate and to enhance landscape and ecology. Despite what the UK government say, we feel there are also some instances, however, when biodiversity offsetting cannot be used. One such instance is ancient woodland. The Woodland Trust have mounted a petition to save ancient woodlands. Biodiversity Strategy 2011 – 2020 and UK BAP. The Biodiversity...Read More
BS 42020 Biodiversity; Code of Practice for planning and development; designing and managing robust ecosystem services.
BS 42020 biodiversity; Designing and managing robust ecosystem services. Increased frequency of storm events, higher rainfall due to jet stream, effects of climate change, increased development and recreation pressures, all require habitat design that is sensitive to the demands placed on the landscape. These “eco system services” are what the landscape offers us in return for our use of it. In order to be able to use ecosystem services effectively, habitat design and landscape management, will help to replenish landscapes which have become fragmented due to the pressures placed on them....Read More
BS:42020 on Biodiversity- Code of Practice for planning and development will be used by Landvision, Local Authorities and developers and planners. This British Standard aims to ensure that all the necessary ecological information is obtained and presented in a clear and concise manner. The reports based on the new BS will form the basis for making sound planning decisions for new developments and changes in land use. This new BS:42020 on Biodiversity will provide guidance to support landscape and planning applications and give planning authorities greater confidence in information included...Read More
Landvision’s landscape architects have the role of designing ecological landscape design for South East England in such a way as to make landscapes and ecology more resilient to change. Working within the confines of a specific development scheme, landscape architects can be limited in their scope of operation. However, Landvision landscape architects know that through a strong understanding of ecology, the prognosis of their final schemes will be better. They will be working together to produce pragmatic solutions for improving the environment and biodiversity. Habitat design, Ecological...Read More