Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning

Our team of landscape architects are experienced in all aspects of landscape planning, from site appraisal to creation of Landscape/Townscape Visual Impact Assessments (L/TVIA) in line with best practice and current guidance. We can present this landscape evidence at public inquiry.

Environmental Planning

We understand the importance of the LVIA within the planning system and the need for appropriate level of assessment. We offer commercial solutions to specific sites that is pragmatic and professional, ensuring compliance with national and local planning policy. Our specialists are members of the Landscape Institute (LI) and are bound by the professional Code of Conduct, which can be downloaded here.

What we can offer:
Preliminary Opportunities and Constraints Mapping (Feasibility Studies)

  • Landscape and Visual Appraisals
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments
  • Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments (including Tall Building Assessments)
  • Landscape Strategies and Masterplans
  • Green Infrastructure Strategies
  • Critique of Technical Information and Policy
  • Provide critical peer review of other professional reports
  • Act as Expert Witness

Expert Witness
Our team has been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the most respected and experienced QCs, barristers and solicitors across the UK.

ACD is able to bring this experience to help our clients get a positive result for their scheme, whether through written representation, hearing or inquiry. We promise to do our best for you.

Did You Know?

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have recently updated their targets for the 25 year environment plan, these include: clean air; clean and plentiful water; thriving plants and wildlife; reducing the risks of harm from environmental hazards; using resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently; enhancing beauty, heritage and engagement with the natural environment; mitigating and adapting to climate change; minimising waste; managing exposure to chemicals; enhancing biosecurity.