Landscape appraisal, LVIA, Public consultation, Landscape evidence for planning appeals
Randall Thorp’s involvement in the preparation of the initial LVIA and (following refusal of the scheme despite officer recommendation) preparation of evidence for an Appeal Hearing, meant that our client’s scheme was approved following the Appeal.
During the hearing, the Inspector encouraged separate consideration of the effects on the character of the conservation area; the landscape setting of the conservation area; and views into and out of the conservation area. Randall Thorp provided information on the key views that defined each of these – differentiating between important public views and general visual amenity from private locations. The information was presented in such a way that the Inspector agreed with our findings that the scheme would not have an unacceptable effect upon the historic character of a conservation area and upon the wider landscape setting of a registered parkland.