Visual amenity and high quality landscape design are important issues in the planning application process. We offer clients credible and practical solutions to potential constraints based on our in depth experience and integrated team of specialists.
We have extensive experience in providing advice for all types of development throughout the planning process. We provide expert appraisal at the initial feasibility stage and prepare Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments, which highlight effects and advises on their mitigation. Additional Landscape Planning services provided include Landscape Capacity Studies, Green Infrastructure Strategies and EIA coordination. Where required we provide an expert witness service.
Please download the Landscape Planning brochure for further information on the scope of landscape planning services we provide and our contact details.
WHOLE ESTATE PLAN SERVICES
Lizard can provide Whole Estate Plan (WEP) services for individual land owning organisations within the South Downs National Park (SDNP), which help to inform how estates can adapt and develop into the future for the landowner, the estate, the community and the National Park Authority.
The aim of the WEP is to both define an agreed baseline and to aid decision making through the identification of mutually acceptable and proactive solutions which both serve the wider purposes of the National Park and those of the estate.
Considerations include adaptation to the effects of climate change, rural business adaptation, pressure of development, changes to subsidies following Brexit, pressure from visitors and planning for succession.
The estate plan is designed to help guide and support funding bids, future neighbourhood plan production,
agri-environment, forestry and clean water schemes among other environmental and social services.