Landscape Design

Assessing significance and sensitivity of visual effects

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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 […]

Landscape

Valued landscapes and LVIAs

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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 […]

Landscape

Protecting South Downs National Park

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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 […]

Landscape

LVIA and Designated landscapes.

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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 formal statutory protection which varies depending on which part of the […]

Ecology

Fauna & Flora in LVIA Reports in Sussex, Kent and Surrey

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Ecology in LVIA; Value of building ecological resilience, Fauna and flora in LVIA reports in Sussex and Surrey. Ecological Networks. Habitat creation. Adding Biodiversity. Biodiversity Net Gain. Biodiversity Offsetting. Following the Lawton report (2010) which underlined the importance of ecological networks; baseline studies into LVIAs for LPAs for landscape planning in Sussex, Kent and Surrey, […]