Client: Landowner

Location: Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire

Services: Landscape Architecture

The Urbanists were appointed to prepare a Landscape and Visual Appraisal for a proposed ‘Glamping’ site. The appraisal was undertaken to consider the site, the tents, and the conversion of an existing barn. The sensitivity of the adjacent Brecon Beacons National Park landscape had necessitated our involvement.

We undertook extensive eld work and a detailed review of landscape policy in the National Park and landscape characterisation under LANDMAP,

Understanding the landscape and the vantage points where there may be views, was very important and this was coordinated not only with our client, but the Parks of cer who had given extensive pre-application recommendations on Landscape and Visual Impacts.

It was concluded that there were no signicant adverse residual effects on landscape features or visual impacts.

This is what our client had to say about our work:

“We’ve just received the planning decision and it’s been approved in full! There are a couple of minor conditions that I was well aware of and cause no problems.

In the planning officers report, she clearly supports your landscape impact assessment without any question, which is certainly down to your accurate and detailed report. There was actually an objection by a member of the public, which cited landscape impact and this was dismissed by the o cer exactly in line with your ndings.

I’m really grateful for your efforts and incredibly professional approach to the LVIA; it was a great piece of work and undoubtedly instrumental in achieving planning permission for our new business....and allowing us to keep the family farm going!

Thanks again - especially to your guys for climbing all over the mountain!”