Historic Landscape Assessment (HLA)
What is Historic Landscape Assessment?
Historic Landscape Assessment (HLA) delivers a clear understanding of past land use and landscape evolution to inform proposed development.
Landscapes may represent millennia of human activity and are continually changing in response to present need, leaving behind those traces of earlier lives that give the land its special character.
HLA provides a broad indication of known areas of historic or archaeological interest and considers both physical and visual impacts to ensure sensitive areas in the vicinity of suggested development can be rapidly identified and appropriate mitigation proposed. The potential for unrecorded features must also be considered.
Our Historic Landscape Assessments (HLA) are underpinned by 20 years’ research and assessment experience to ensure clients are suitably equipped to make informed decisions.
What Happens Next?
HLA informs the pre-planning stage of development and provides an effective project delivery tool.