Environmental Services

Brindley’s Environmental Impact Assessment team provides a full and comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultancy service.

Our team includes Chartered Environmentalists, members of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and Landscape Institute accredited Chartered Landscape Architects who work together to deliver robust, defensible, guidance compliant and practical assessments and advice relevant to your projects requirements.  Supported by our in-house GIS and Visualisations team, we supply tailor-made solutions regardless of your projects size or complexity.

Each member is cross trained in a number of our required skills; all team members are computer literate, hold current driving licenses and are trained photographers experienced in the requirements of SNH.

The team is supported by regular training including Health & Safety, safe working in remote locations, and continuing professional development training to further develop other technical and design competencies.

As part of an integrated consultancy, we are able to provide efficient and cost effective solutions, assisted by the extensive knowledge and strength of support of our internal Masterplanning, Ecology, Landscape and GIS & Visualisation departments.

Our Environmental / EIA services include:

  • Site Appraisals
  • Consultee and Stakeholder Consultation
  • EIA Co-ordination
  • Screening and Scoping Reports
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Landscape Capacity Studies
  • Design & Access Statements
  • Site Design and Layout Iteration
  • Site Comparisons
  • Constraints Mapping
  • Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA)


  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA)
  • Cumulative Impact Assessment (CLVIA)
  • Residential Amenity Assessment (RAA)
  • Public Inquiry and Local Meetings
  • Rebuttals and Post Application Negotiation
  • Independent Audit and Review of Landscape and Ecological work on Behalf of Third Parties

Graphics and Visualisations

  • Defensible Graphics
  • 3D Modelling
  • Visualisations and Verified Photomontages
  • Graphic Design for Presentation Documents



Planning Policy, Guidance, Legislation and Regulation Advice

  • National, Regional and Local Planning Policy Compliance and Advice
  • Best Practice Guidance Compliance and Advice
  • EU and UK Legislation Compliance and Advice
  • Assessments for Projects likely to affect designated landscapes or designated historic landscapes, including National Scenic Areas (NSAs), Special Landscape Areas (SLAs) and Gardens & Designed Landscapes (GDLs)
  • Assessments for Projects likely to affect designated landscapes or designated historic landscapes, including Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs)