Landscape Sensitivity Study for land to the South of Exmoor National Park

(2009)

This project examined the sensitivity of the landscape within the setting of Exmoor National Park with regard to large scale wind turbine development. It is a particularly rich historic landscape, containing relict areas of unenclosed common land, historic field systems, and numerous ancient features and settlements. Fiona used the study as part of her evidence as a Landscape witness at Public Inquiry, objecting to proposed windfarm developments in this area. Following the Public Inquiry, the Inspector rejected the appeal on the grounds of the impact on the setting of Exmoor National Park.

Northampton Landscape Sensitivity and Green Infrastructure (LSGI) Study

With Robin Lines Landscape (2009)

Published Report Supplimentary Figure 1 Supplimentary Figure 2

Extract from Northampton LSGI Study, showing Biodiversity Networks and Green Infrastructure Networks overlaid on Landscape and Visual Sensitivity.
Extract from Northampton LSGI Study, showing Biodiversity Networks and Green Infrastructure Networks overlaid on Landscape and Visual Sensitivity.

This groundbreaking and large-scale project for the River Nene Regional Park CIC brought together studies of the landscape, visual, ecological and cultural sensitivities of the land surrounding Northampton. Recommendations were made on the most appropriate locations for the future expansion of the town, based on the findings of the sensitivity studies.

Extract from the Northampton LSGI Study, showing the recommended Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Extract from the Northampton LSGI Study, showing the recommended Green Infrastructure Strategy.

In addition, recommendations were made on the ways in which existing landscape and biodiversity features – and new links – could be utilised to improve the existing and future Green Infrastructure of the town, providing open spaces and suitable access through a network of greenways.