A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment identifies and assess the significance of the effects of change caused by a development on the landscape as an environmental resource as well as views and visual amenity. Where seascape is affected, this may be referred to as a Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA).
Appearance and location are vital considerations in ensuring a successful new urban development. We have significant experience in reviewing and assessing new development in the urban context. We have worked extensively in Liverpool on developments adjacent the the UNESCO World Heritage Site and other internationally significant designations.
We only undertake visual and landscape appraisal projects where there is opportunity for the process to be used as a tool to shape and guide the development. Early establishment of potential viewpoints and engagement with the architect and design team are paramount to ensure the proposals evolve with the impact on the landscape and visual effects being considered as part of the process. We don’t work on L/TVIA projects where the tool is used as a justify the development after the design is fixed.