During an 8 month period in 2016, GLA worked right across the Lake District completing a comprehensive survey and assessment for the Lake District National Park Authority and Electricity North West. This covered the extent of the National Park, identifying overhead lines that are causing adverse visual effects within the National Park. The information collected was then entered into a Geographical Information System (GIS) which informed the prioritisation of those lines which would result in the greatest benefit to the landscape should they be undergrounded using the available funding.
GLA completed a Landscape and Visual Assessment for the proposed housing development at Ennerdale View, Cleator Moor. Being involved from an early stage, GLA were able to highlight potential landscape issues which would affect the layout design.
Supporting the LVA report, GLA also provided wireline drawings and photomontages to visualise landscape and visual effects.
GLA completed a Landscape and Visual Assessment Verification Report and included new viewpoints and visualisations to further illustrate and understand the scheme.
Detailed mitigation planting plans were drawn up and also mitigation planting was included in visualisations showing how the proposed planting would mature over time.
A Landscape Character Assessment for Kendal Town Council providing vital landscape survey, assessment and presentation for the local development framework consultation.
Commission involved project management, site surveys and sketches, photo records, landscape character assessments, GIS plan preparation and report submission
Across the UK
Galpin Landscape Architecture have a good deal of experience dealing with wind turbines since the early days of their existence in the nineties.
We have many examples of Landscape and Visual Assessments for planning applications across the UK in different local authorities including Cumbria, East Riding of Yorkshire, County Durham, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Perthshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Essex, Scotland and Wales.
Most Landscape and Visual Assessments include Field surveys, GPS, photographic surveys, research, preparation of supporting plans, technical illustrations and visualisations.
Visualisations are prepared following latest guidelines and using wirelines and photomontages.
Tockwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Galpin Landscape Architecture prepare a number of schemes from landscape and visual assessment through to detailed design and then to on site supervision of works.
Landscape and Visual Assessments for planning applications for Housing Developments across the UK including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Wales, Lancashire and Dumfries and Galloway.
The Pastures is a unique grouping of leisure units all handcrafted by skilled carpenters to each individual owners’ specification.
Galpin Landscape Architecture have prepared the landscape design, landscape and visual assessment and landscape management plan.
The digital terrain model accurately demonstrated where the leisure units would be located and the effect on both the landscape character and the visual amenity has been assessed. The site is well screened and will be further screened by mounds and tree and shrub planting specified by Galpin Landscape Architecture.
The team has successfully secured approval for planning permission with the discharge of planning conditions.
Huddlesford, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Galpin Landscape Architecture have prepared Landscape and Visual Assessments for Solar Parks in Cumbria, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Each have included Full LVA including site analysis, field photos, wire-lines, photomontages, ZTVs, supporting plans and written reports.
The example schemes, Lichfield Photovoltaic Cells Solar Parks LVA supporting planning application for client in securing planning permission according to latest legislation and policy with each local planning authority.
Recent planning permission approved for 1MW site in Staffordshire.
The farm owner required a site for a Chicken Broiler Unit within the context of his landownership. Our plans and landscape and visual assessment examined the siting of this development within the landscape and how it would look. With liaison with the local planning authority, Allerdale Borough Council, viewpoints were chosen and prepared as visualisations, this informed the landscape and visual assessment.
Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria
Galpin Landscape Architecture have carried out a number of Landscape and Visual Assessments for planning applications for Housing Developments.
This example is a local site allocated in the local planning authority’s Local Development Plan.
The example photomontage is taken from Kendal Housing Development LVA.
Design of new layout and landforms of business park serving Sellafield in west Cumbria.
Landscape and visual assessment including wirelines, photomontages and appeal with public hearing.
Detailed landscape design including drainage, landform sections/volumes/cut and fill, planting design, visualisations and specifications.
Corwen, North Wales
A hydro power system including the use of an existing reservoir, a penstock pipe running down a hillside which is mostly underground and a section of penstock pipe which is required to be overground and terminates at a turbine house.
A full landscape and visual assessment was carried out including sites visits, photos, landscape and visual report, visualisations and plans.
Planning Permission was granted in September 2014.
LVA, photomontages and wire-lines to assess the anticipated potential effect upon the landscape likely to result from a proposed £12m AD plant on the outskirts of Peterborough.
Project included mitigation measures to create screening and encourage biodiversity, visualisations, plans and full landscape and visual assessment.
Planning Application submitted May 2015 and awaiting decision.