We have recently welcomed Tamae Isomura to our team of Landscape Architects here at WWA!
Tamae gained Chartership from the Landscape Institute this year, and has diverse design skills in BIM. She is also highly experienced from strategy development to implementation.
Assessing how a proposed development could affect the existing landscape setting is an important part of the planning process. But it is not always simple for non-specialists to know how to go about commissioning the right report to accompany their planning application. The terms Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and Landscape and Visual Appraisal (LVA) are often used interchangeably. This can be confusing for people within the landscape industry and even more perplexing for those outside of the industry needing to commission a study. This article explores the difference between the two types of report and considers when each one might be needed.