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Environmental Consultancy Services to Industry, Business and Individuals

Visual Impact Assessment

When considering the entire commonwealth it is perhaps Canada that has the best guidance on the practice of Visual Impact Assessment. It assumes that the protection of landscape values is now expected buy communities, views and landscape form if disrupted can degrade the amity of a given area. A project or development may be good for the economy or it may be of low impact say for transport, but if the view is spoilt then this constitutes a major problem.

As with all impact assessment the identification of valued landscapes as part of a baseline study is important, and