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.
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.
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.