|This year’s LISW AGM and CPD Day considers how character assessment is applied in practice and used to inform decision making in planning and design. Speakers from varied areas of practice, including highways, forestry and urban design, will look at good practice from case studies across the south west and beyond, demonstrating that planning our environment is most successful when based on a sound assessment of the landscape context.
We will also take the opportunity to consider LI Technical Guidance in landscape character assessment, townscape character assessment, photography and photomontage, and look ahead to potential upcoming reviews of some of this guidance. Workshops will take place in the afternoon focussing on townscape character, photography and photomontage.
Speakers and Topics:
· Christine Tudor, Natural England – Introduction to the practical applications of landscape character assessment in decision making, including a review of current and upcoming technical guidance.
· Tony Sangwine, Highways Agency – Setting highways within the landscape, looking at landscape character and highway design.
· Sally Marshall, LUC – Landscape and seascape character assessment, sensitivity and capacity studies, using examples from Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park and further afield.
· Richard Hellier, Forestry Commission – The importance of forestry and woodland design and management responding to landscape character.
· Ian Houlston, LDA – Workshop on Townscape Character Assessment, including a review of the updated LI Technical Guidance published in 2017
· Mike Spence, MSEnvironmental – Workshop on Photomontage ‘Getting it Right Every Time’, including a discussion informing the current review of LI Technical Guidance on photography and photomontage.
· Chris Hale, Nicholas Pearson Associates – Proportionality in Visualisation and use of Photomontage, including consideration of the LI Techincal Guidance issued in 2017.