Visual Impact Assessment (EIA / EIS / ES)

By: Kennett Consulting  05/11/2010
Keywords: planning applications, environmental consultancy, environmental impact assessment

Kennett Consulting typically carries out a Visual Impact Assessment as part of a broader Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for publication as a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Statement (ES). Kennett Consulting will also often carry out a Visual Impact Assessment as a 'stand-alone' report in support of a planning application.

At Kennett Consulting, we encourage our clients to consider the potential impacts of a development project upon local landscape character or visual amenity in the early stages of design development, so that design modifications might be incorporated to reduce or avoid any potentially negative impacts.

The anticipated visual impact of a development proposal, regardless of scale, can frequently be a sensitive issue for planning authorities and, if not properly addressed, can be an obstacle to planning permission being granted.

Keywords: EIA / EIS, environmental consultancy, environmental impact assessment, Environmental Statements, planning applications, Visual Impact Assessment,