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Environmental assessment: landscape

Landscape impacts are considered in environmental assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Environmental assessment is the method used to consider the environmental effects of certain types of development. Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment is the main technique used to consider landscape within this.

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Strategic Environmental Assessment is the method used to consider the environmental effects – including those on landscape – of a plan, programme or policy. Discover how landscape effects are considered in the guidance below.

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