townscape appraisals
and assessments

Townscape and Visual Appraisals (TVA) or Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments (TVIA) are required for most major planning applications. Bidwells has a wide range of experience of producing such reports to support proposals of all types, scale and context.

We apply a townscape appraisal and assessment methodology, which accords with national guidance, and we are also able to tailor our reports to suit specific site requirements. Our urban design and heritage teams combine their specialisms to impact-assessment in historic contexts.

We can also contribute to the initial stages of project feasibility to provide initial appraisals for clients in the early stages of development, from understanding the requirements for assessing impact through to fully detailed impact assessments as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

What we do

  • Undertake baseline assessment to determine parameters for development scale and height
  • Provide initial appraisal of site capacity
  • Prepare TVA reports to accompany applications
  • Prepare TVIA reports to provide an enhanced assessment and for EIA purposes
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