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Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) with case studies

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) with case studies This post is one of a series on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) with case studies. The other title in the series include: Ecology in LVIA; Value of Fauna and flora in LVIA reports in Sussex Mitigation in LVIA in Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent Importance of Cumulative Effects and LVIAs in Sussex, Kent and Surrey LVIA reports in Sussex, Kent and Surrey  Secrets of scoping for LVIAs in Sussex, , Wiltshire and Hampshire Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) may be part of the EIA process for projects in...

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Fauna and Flora in LVIA reports in Sussex, Kent and Surrey

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Ecology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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Mitigation in LVIA in Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent.

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Habitat creation in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Biodiversity offsetting in Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Kent. When and why is mitigation required in LVIA?  Mitigation in LVIA in Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey will include accurate baseline studies by Landvision. Baseline studies are vital for  drawing up effective mitigation in LVIAs in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. Assessments of landscape and visual effects are set against baseline studies. The results of the LVIA baseline studies will determine significance of likely effects including any cumulative effects. Mitigation is part of...

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Importance of Cumulative Effects and LVIAs in Sussex, Kent and Surrey

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LVIAS are an evolving area of landscape design practice. They are required in view of new developments such as new energy farms, for instance, for on shore oil and gas exploration in Surrey and Wind Farms in Kent. The LVIAs and EIAs  (Environmental Impact Assessments) required by LPAs (Local Planning Authorities) in the Home Counties will determine the cumulative landscape effects of any of these new, often large scale, developments. Suitable mitigation measures will need to be drawn up to ensure that the environment can be adequately protected, otherwise LPAs will often advise that...

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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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