Landscape planning is not an off-the-shelf process; it requires an understanding of your proposals and the unique environment in which you are building. Our landscape-led approach from outset to delivery recognises that everything is connected and helps you to unlock and realise the natural capital value inherent within your plans.
Our diverse offering includes green infrastructure, open space strategies, landscape and townscape characterisation and sensitivity studies, LVIAs and townscape and visual assessments, including tall building studies. By offering integrated landscape planning solutions as a framework or to complement a corresponding design, our end-to-end approach helps drive efficiency and opportunity.
Macro-scale landscape planning and decision-making
Our experienced team develops bespoke, best-practice approaches to a variety of evidence-based needs for local authority, third sector and other clients to ensure landscape is embedded at the core of environmental planning and long-term decisions that shape our environment for generations. This includes landscape and townscape characterisation, view management, green infrastructure and green space planning. We also advise on landscape planning matters as part of the land promotion process.
Site search and feasibility
Early investment in the feasibility of a project and the suitability of a site can reduce risk, cut constraints and ensure you give your project the best chance of success. Our bespoke search service, using geographic information system (GIS) constraints sieving, can help you find the most suitable site for your development. Informed by years of experience and industry knowledge, our team can sift through broad searches to find the sites with the greatest potential for planning consent.
We are a leading authority on LVIAs to accompany EIA and non-EIA planning applications. We are pioneers of best practice and see current guidance as a baseline for our work. We go beyond expectations to deliver LVIAs and guidance on critical landscape and visual design issues. We understand the challenges and offer bespoke scoping for every scheme.
Tall buildings and protected views
We understand that tall buildings must be built sensitively to specialist planning and design requirements. We can help you navigate these localised challenges in often overly sensitive environmental contexts and convey how your project will interact with its surroundings.