Flood Alleviation Scheme
Dams, delegations and designs were the focus of this project. We produced landscape and visual impact assessment reports for a number of dam sites in rural locations and advised on planning implications. The work also extended into the historical heart of Morpeth requiring historical townscape assessment and urban characterisation.
An assessment of the historic landscape impacts of restoring navigation to this part navigable waterway formed the landscape focus of this study. Working in close co-operation with ecological specialists considering the impact on watervoles we identified renewal works along the banks that retained the historical qualities of the canal and its value as a watervole habitat.
Landscape, Seascape and Visual Impact Assessment of the a proposed breakwater to protect the Solent port of Lymington. Set just outside of the recently formed New Forest National Park landscape impacts was a critical part of a wider Environmental Statement being produced.
Water Treatment Works
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment of a major new extension to a water treatment works in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The LVIA then proceeded to a commission to provide advice on cladding materials for the building and landscape screen planting to foil its visual presence within the scenic landscape.
Flood Alleviation Scheme
Production of a series of Environmental Statements to consider the likely environmental effects of a this major infrastructure project. The ES then led to us acting as Planning Agents responsible for planning negotiations with two local authorities and two county authorities including the management of discharging over 30 planning conditions.
Succinct report to explore the capacity of an area of Environment Agency owned land near Derby to receive a wind turbine to assist in the client’s commitment to increase their use of renewable energy supplies. Key consideration were visual impacts from residential properties and an adjacent railine.
Sewage Treatment Works
This project concentrated on the creation of a new flood basin to offset the loss of floodplain caused by an extension to the works. Strongford is the major treatment works for Stoke and lies nest to the River Trent. The Environment Agency required this compensatory flood storage volume and we designed it using 3-D ground modelling software to minimise the exportation of material from site.
Coastal Retreat LVIA
Landscape and Visual Impacts Assessing the change in landscape character and views out over the Humber Estuary from this large scale setting back of coastal defences to turn farmland into saltmarsh. Additional assessment of existing and proposed visitor facilities was also a key component of the assessment.