Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Extension
We are delighted that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced, on 7 July 2020, a 38 sq km expansion to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. AFA worked closely with Natural England in assessing the landscape for designation and provided…
By: Alison Farmer 7th July 2020 full article
Neighbourhood Plan Landscape Training
Alison presented at a recent Suffolk Preservation Society training event on Landscape Appraisals to inform Neighbourhood Plans. Information was provided on landscape character, views analysis, landscape value and sensitivity assessment of settlement fringes. Feedback included "Alison's content…
15th October 2019 full article
Lake District Southern Extension Evaluation
AFA was appointed in September 2018 by The Friends of the Lake District (FoLD) to evaluate the Southern Lakeland Peninsulas and to determine the weight of evidence to support statutory designation, as part of an extension to the Lake District National Park. The final FoLD report has now been…
28th June 2019 full article
Valued Landscapes
AFA are currently undertaking a Valued Landscape Assessment for the Stour Valley Project Area associated with the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This landscapes is noted as sharing similar characteristics with the AONB but does not have any statutory planning status. The…
7th January 2019 full article
National Grid Landscape Enhancement Initiative
We are currently preparing a landscape strategy for the North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hill AONB as part of a funding application to the National Grid LEI. Work has included a review of the transmission line between Osmotherly and Crayke, an assessment of current landscape and visual…
By: Alison Farmer 14th March 2017 full article
Design and Defence on Our Coastline
Recent news article in East Anglian Daily Times on our presentation to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Joint Advisory Committee and Special Partnership meeting. Click here to download news article
By: Alison Farmer 5th January 2017 full article
Wray and Botton Neighbourhood Plan
AFA has been appointed by Wray and Botton Parish Council to undertake a landscape assessment of two peripheral village sites as part of the evidence base for the emerging neighbourhood plan. Wray village lies within the Forest of Bowland AONB and the assessment will consider the character of the…
By: Alison Farmer 5th January 2017 full article
Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan
AFA has been appointed to undertake a landscape character and sensitivity assessment of the Parish of Stowupland, Suffolk. The outputs from the study will be used as an evidence base to develop policy within the Neighbourhood Plan
By: Alison Farmer 2nd December 2016 full article
New Networks for Nature Conference
Alison recently attended a conference in Cambridge titled 'Nature Matters - In Touch With the Wild'. Sir David Attenborough gave the closing address. He believes that today's conservationists will bring foresight and a determination to plan for the long term.…
By: Alison Farmer 10th November 2016 full article
IALE Conference
Alison Farmer was a Key Note Speaker at the recent IALE Conference in Reading talking on the future of Landscape Character Assessment.
By: Alison Farmer 13th October 2016 Categories: News full article
Report calls for care in defence design in a sensitive landscape
Recent news article in East Anglian Daily Times on our work looking at the landscape and visual impacts of coastal sea defence in Suffolk.Click to download news article
By: Alison Farmer 5th September 2016 Categories: News full article
A30 improvements between Honiton and Devonshire Inn
We have recently been commissioned by The Blackdown Hills AONB to undertake a review of the proposed A30 improvements between Honiton and Devonshire Inn
By: Alison Farmer 23rd August 2016 Categories: News full article