Landscape / Townscape & Photomontage
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
Also Townscape Assessments, Landscape and Visual Appraisals
We assess development proposals, determine their effect on the immediate and surrounding landscape and visual receptors, and identify what, if any, mitigation measures are required.
We use the latest imaging techniques to understand the visibility of development and can prepare accurate visual representations to show how the scheme will look in the landscape. The LVIA forms the basis for documents required to enable discharge of planning conditions.
Strongvox Homes has used Landmark for landscape design and assessment at a number of sites in our region. The Practice establishes very good working relations with Local Authorities, which helps us to reach agreement on specifications for public open space, play equipment and other aspects of landscape design and assessment. This means that critical points of agreement can be reached, which limits uncertainty and the need for landscape planning conditions post planning permission. Landmark works well within our project teams and always delivers on time, often to tight planning programmes. I can strongly recommend the Practice.
Photomontage Production and Visibility Modelling
3D modelling along with visibility mapping forms an integral part of many planning applications and Environmental Statements, specifically in assessing the impacts of a proposed development within the landscape context. Our experienced 3D graphics team is able to generate and present a wide range of reliable simulation models, including photomontages and Zone of Theoretical Visibility maps (ZTV’s) using a variety of professional software packages.
Photomontages and ZTV’s are just two examples of these ‘simulation models’ used to represent the expected visual changes in the existing view and are produced following current guidelines as stated by the Landscape Institute.
Landmark’s expertise and knowledge of landscape and visual impact is second to none. I’m always impressed by the quality of their service and collaborative approach – a welcome addition to any project team.