Environmental Design

We can support you with our multi-disciplinary approach to Environmental Design in every stage of your project.

We will assist in your project feasibility and capacity studies from the outset. We can work alongside you to achieve planning permissions; assemble developed and tender stage designs, and we can support you through your site implementation and aftercare.

Contact us now to discuss how our complementary blend of Environmental Design skills can help you deliver a sustainable future.

Putting the environment at the heart of what we do

  • Our values and value-led approach to Environmental Design help you to achieve your project’s potential. We get to know our clients and provide pragmatic guidance and design solutions.

    We can be integral to your team, working together with you and other professionals to deliver high-quality, environmentally responsible projects.


  • We will support you by seeing the holistic environmental potential of the site and creatively solving design challenges.

    Our reputation for Environmental Design is based on a track record of successes and a commitment to apply the highest professional standards.

    This ethos underpins everything we do to help our clients deliver, high quality, environmentally responsible projects.

Our skills deliver your success

Dedicated to achieving your objectives, our team can prepare high quality Verified Visualisations, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments.

To deliver the Environmental Design aspects of your project, we can provide complementary expertise in Landscape Architecture, Ecology and Visualisation.

We adhere to the professional standards of the Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management so you can be sure of the quality of our work.

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Your success is at the heart of everything we do.

We provide Environmental Design services at all stages of project planning:

Strategic advice

We can support and work with you at an early and strategic level, providing initial advice on landscape and ecological issues to assist with project programmes.

We have huge experience in providing environmental design advice for project scoping exercises, feasibility and capacity studies.

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With a multidisciplinary ethos, we collaborate with colleagues in-house or external co-consultants to prepare development and environmental masterplans that are responsive to context and deliver on project ambitions.

Our approach seeks to understand and enhance the inherent potential of a site and to weave the future development footprint into the natural or pre-existing grain of the environmental setting, whether that is urban or rural, constrained or sensitive.

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Green Infrastructure

We can work with you to identify and understand existing and potential green and blue infrastructure assets which have the capacity to enhance the landscape character, amenity and biodiversity value of your site as well as delivering essential cost-effective infrastructure.

We can provide strategies to either enhance existing, or establish new, green infrastructure and nature recovery networks as part of high-quality proposals that deliver added value to projects.

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Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain is an approach to development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. Where a development has an impact on biodiversity, planning policies require developers to provide an increase in appropriate natural habitat and ecological features over and above that being affected.

We use our multi-disciplinary skills to appraise site biodiversity and provide appropriate Environmental Design solutions for biodiversity enhancements for every project.

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Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)

Our appraisal and assessment work is the foundation for our Environmental Design process. Initial desk studies and site appraisal provide the evidence basis for designing the appropriate solution.

We have extensive experience in carrying out Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments, in accordance with best practice guidance and for all levels of planning and EIA submissions. Our experience covers a full range of development types and scales, including individual properties, urban expansions, tall buildings and infrastructure elements.

Depending on the site type and context and stage of the planning process, we also undertake Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments; Landscape, Seascape and Visual Impact Assessments; Landscape Character Assessments; Visual Appraisals; and Landscape Appraisals.

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Ecological Impact Assessment EcIA

Our appraisal and assessment work is the foundation of our Environmental Design process. The initial desk studies and site surveys provide the evidence basis for designing the appropriate solution.

We are experienced in preparing Ecological Impact Assessments in accordance with CIEEM guidelines. Full Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) may be undertaken as a standalone report or can be provided as an integral chapter to an Environmental Statement.

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Environmental Management Plans

We can draw on the knowledge and expertise gained through the assessment and design process to assist with the preparation of Construction Environmental Management Plans, Landscape and Ecological Management Plans and other such plans that may be required for your project.

Plans for Discharge of Environmental Planning Conditions.

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Get in touch

Please email us at info@npaconsult.co.uk, call us on 01225 876990 or complete the contact form to discuss how our expertise in Environmental Design can assist you with your project.

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