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Our planners and environmental planners offer a full range of services to the development industry. From site appraisal, to planning applications to EIA, we provide support on developments of all types and scales.
We provide both landscape planning and landscape design expertise. Our services range from landscape and visual and historic landscape assessment to masterplanning and preparation of landscape management plans.
Our in-house consultant ecologists undertake protected species surveys and ecological assessment and are highly experienced in assessing your development sites, quickly identifying ecological constraints and opportunities.

Based in the south west of England, we are an independent consultancy working on contracts across the UK and abroad.

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The Landmark team cover current events in the industry along with planning, architectural, and ecological issues from their work.
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The Lawton Report – Five Years On

Five years after the publication of Making Space for Nature, and with a different administration in power since May 2015, there is sadly little evidence to suggest political appetite to deliver Lawton’s key tenets. Defra’s last implementation update report (October 2014) noted that ‘Many of the “completed” commitments represent initial steps, albeit important ones, towards these ambitions and we are putting in place important foundations for the future’. Since then, Select Committee’s concern about failure to actively embed the objectives of the White Paper in all development policy, has proved to be prophetic. Despite the evidence behind the White Paper that England’s natural capital is worth billions of pounds to the economy, it is still under growing cumulative pressure from intensive agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and urban sprawl. A substantial volume of relevant policy is in place, but the lack of integration between sectoral policies prevents intelligent implementation.

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Landscape and Visual Impact (LVIA) – practice update

In summary, the purpose of the LVIA process is to inform accurate decision making, so it is important that the LVIA report is proportionate to the development proposed. Huge tomes produced for small scale assessments are both unnecessary and costly, and will probably alienate readers, local residents and local authorities alike. The most important attributes of LVIAs are clarity, transparency and accessibility.

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