Services / Contextual Planning & Assessment
Our Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment service and related townscape and seascape character assessments can be delivered as an integrated part of our EIA and planning services or in their own right. We have a highly experienced team, with several members regularly acting as expert witnesses at appeals. We also have expertise in preparing Historic Environment Impact Assessments and Setting Studies and undertaking Amenity and Recreation Assessments.
We work with our clients and other disciplines from the earliest stages of site selection and scheme feasibility to the delivery of well-designed projects supported by robust assessment; maximising the likelihood of receiving planning consent.
Mary is a landscape architect with specialist expertise in onshore wind and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA), she also acts as an expert witness at planning inquiries. She leads the LDA Design Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and LVIA services, and has responsibility for leading and developing our onshore wind of expertise. In 2013 she founded our Glasgow office, which continues to grow, building a team which offers the full range of LDA Design services in Scotland.
Ian is a multi-award winning landscape architect and archaeologist with specialist expertise in the contextual design of large and complex development projects in sensitive locations and assessment, planning and strategy making at the strategic scale.
He has experience of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment, Green Infrastructure planning and Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment and combines technical rigour with creativity and has the skills needed to communicate complex ideas in a simple and engaging way.