Planning Applications, Planning Statements and Support
Valley Environmental can produce a range of planning documents for all types of development, and has experience of coordinating a range of planning submission requirements. We are adept at working with clients and planning authorities to obtain the right result.
Environmental Planning and Assessment
With significant experience of EIA for major residential, renewable energy and mixed use developments, VEC Ltd can advise on screening, scope and coordinate and produce Environmental Statements. Our professional qualifications in this area include CMLI and MIEMA.
Green Infrastructure Strategy, Policy and Projects
As leaders in Green Infrastructure Planning, Strategy and Policy, we are well placed to produce innovative and high quality GI Strategies. We have done this for housebuilders, local authorities, housing associations and regeneration authorities. We have significant experience in this area and are adept at working with bodies such as Forestry Commission, Natural England, and Environment Agency to add value to GI projects and major initiatives.
Landscape Design, Masterplanning and Project Delivery
We offer a range of landscape masterplanning and design services from concept designs through to detailed designs and even project management and delivery. We have a track record in producing designs that marry a unique sense of place with functionality and biodiversity and have clients in all sectors who value our hands on approach.
Sustainability Statements and Appraisals
For all developments we offer a Sustainability Statement and Appraisal service and have assisted a number of clients in this area. Our Sustainability Statements clearly advise clients where sustainability can be enhanced, and define a clear outline to the relevant planning authorities where sustainability targets will be met and exceeded.
Our associate ecological consultants can provide services such as Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Bat Surveys as well as Ecological Enhancement Plans for Planning Applications, with all works overseen by Valley Environmental as project managers.
Green Belt Representations
Valley Environment are well versed in production of green belt policy responses to Local Plans and can assist you in promoting your green belt land or achieving permission for appropriate uses in the Green Belt.
Flood Risk Assessment & Sustainable Drainage
We produce Desktop Flood Risk Assessments using EA and 'Envirocheck' Data to ensure your development is fully assessed for Flood Risk and your application is validated. We can also produce designs for Sustainable Drainage systems to mitigate and manage surface water.
Contaminated Land Preliminary Risk Assessment
We are able to offer Contaminated Land Preliminary Risk Assessments for developments identifying contam land and geological conditions to inform future development and planning applications.
Coal Mining Risk Assessments
We produce Coal Mining Risk Assessments using Coal Authority Data and BGS Data for developments across the North East and beyond.
External Project Funding & Bid Writing
We are able to help you and your communities to bid for a range of external funding and have a strong track record in bidding for and securing capital and revenue for tree planting projects
Woodland Creation and Management Planning
With strong links to the Forestry Commission and The Woodland Trust we can help you access funding and advice for woodland creation and tree planting as well as production of planting and management plans.
Public and Community Consultation
Skilled in community consultation we are able to ensure that communities have a genuine hand in having their say, whilst managing the process and building consensus on development and environmental projects.