Sound expertise in landscape planning, design and management underpins our full suite of landscape architecture services for the residential, commercial, industrial and public building projects, through all RIBA work stages.
Based on our expert understanding of the natural world and our innovative and solution-based approach, you can turn to us for all aspects of green infrastructure on a local, city or district scale.
Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment
We are experienced in the production of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments for a range of developments and take a proportional approach to the nature and scale of development.
Using the digital terrain modelling software, LSS Elite, we can provide a more thorough analysis of a study area enabling us to prepare several outputs including cross-sections, fly-throughs and Zone of Theoretical Visibility assessments to better suit your LVIA requirements.
We can also provide CGI visualisations which can be used to effectively demonstrate the impact of your developments to better support your planning application.
Landscape Design & Specification
We are experienced in the production of high quality landscape design and specification drawings for residential and commercial development schemes, and new public buildings.
Our intrinsic knowledge of landscape management and delivery means that our schemes are specifically designed to maximise visual amenity whilst ensuring cost-effective and sustainable management into the future.
Landscape Management Planning
Management of landscape resources is a core strength of our business and we are able to use this expertise to formulate high quality, sustainable strategies and plans for the ongoing management of all open space types.
Our fundamental understanding of the cost implications of landscape management means that our schemes are proportionate and deliverable, and result in an ongoing improvement in the quality and value of these resources.
Green Belt Appraisal
Assessment of development capacity in sites designated within greenbelt allocation, specific to national policy.
Our team has broad experience in masterplanning for residential, commercial and industrial developments. Our services include urban design, housing layouts and research and development of historic landscape management plans.
For some years our specialists in this field have been researching the concept of natural capital and how best to and implement strategies for clients to improve site management and future environmental security. Lockhart Garratt is rapidly becoming the market leader in this field.
Green Infrastructure Planning & Design
We are proud to have been one of the first consultancies to offer specific green infrastructure advice and, over a decade later, we are nationally recognised for our pioneering approach to its integration into the planning process.
Through the provision of tried and tested planning documentation (Supporting Statements, Environmental Statement chapters, design reviews, implementation strategies, etc.) we can support planning applications where green infrastructure consideration is required and/or desired.
Design & Access Statements
Our experienced team has produced and supported the analysis and production of design and access statements for a wide variety of projects.
With a combination of technical experience and academic knowledge our Landscape Team are able to provide advice and support for planning appeals.
The following are an example of the Landscape projects we have completed for our clients.
Get in touch with one of the Landscape team to discuss your needs.
The following are news and information items from the Landscape team.
Our latest monthly update is now available for download. This month’s edition is packed full of useful information on the Forestry Commission Woodland Carbon Guarantee, grant funding options for landowners, 'Net Gain: Risk or Opportunity?', plus lots of good news...
On Tuesday 5th November we were delighted to welcome over 45 planners, developers, housebuilders, architects, land agents, landowners and farmers to The Great Barn, Aynho, for our 12th business breakfast event. Our speaker was Hugh Taylor, CEO of Roadnight Taylor who...
The publication of the Environment Bill in October 2019 saw the subject of biodiversity net gain "get real", with a commitment to the introduction of mandatory net gain for all new developments. Simply put, this will require developers to provide evidence of the pre...