ELD undertakes Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments as individual studies, or as part of an Environmental Statement or EIA to satisfy conditions relating to planning applications.
ELD’s Landscape & Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) include:
ELD are also involved in Green Infrastructure (GI) planning at strategic levels. This involves the proactive promotion of green spaces, existing trees and ecological habitats that collectively form important connections through and around proposed development areas, ensuring vital links between open spaces are protected and enhanced.
Working with project ecologists, ELD is able to incorporate ecological enhancements as part of their landscape design proposals for planning applications, to fulfil BREEAM requirements and promote a site’s biodiversity.
Ecology surveys are highly seasonal and failure to carry out ecological surveys at the correct time can lead to costly delays and planning refusals.
For example, the main surveys that need to be carried out during the winter months include:
Additional ecology work that can be cost effectively carried out over the winter period includes: