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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.

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 Design

BS:42020; Biodiversity – Code of Practice for planning and development; Biodiversity Offsetting

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Biodiversity Offsetting. The new BS; 42020 Biodiversity – Code of Practice for planning and development will help biodiversity offsetting. This is due to the fact that planning, buildings, new developments plus changes in land use, are all included in this new BS 42020 on biodiversity. The BS; Biodiversity – Code of practice for planning and […]

Ecology

Butterflies Ecology Landscape Design, Creating Habitat

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Butterflies This is the second article on Butterflies Ecology, the first can be found here Ecology and Landscape design for creating habitat for Butterflies. Butterflies ecology and what to do to help stem the trend of decline in butterflies, such as Small Tortoiseshells?There are a number of general habitat needs of butterflies.  By providing for […]

Ecology

Native Hedges- encourage biodiversity

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Native Hedges helping to join habitats. Top tip * – Native hedges should use a mix of  trees and shrubs, the best plants for wildlife  in the UK, are those native to the UK . These include Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Wild Privet and Dogwood. Using native trees and shrub varieties will provide the highest wildlife value; providing […]

Ecology

Butterfly Ecology

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Butterfly Ecology Why should we worry about butterfly ecology? It is not only because butterflies are attractive. They are also important pollinators of our wild flowers. They are one of the first visible indicators of changes in habitats. They are easily spotted and recorded. The decline of butterflies and their habitats in Europe is why […]

Ecology

Planting school wildlife ponds

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Planting school wildlife ponds This is the secound in a series about creating a school wildlife pond. Others are: School Wildlife ponds School Wildlife pond -Wildlife. Part 2. Planting school wildlife ponds are part of the series of blogs Landvision is running on school wildlife ponds. The best time to build a pond is Spring […]