VLM Landscape Design was set up in 2010 by Victoria Louise Mack. The company became Limited in 2013.
Victoria is a chartered landscape architect with dual qualification in architecture and landscape architecture. She has over 16 years of professional experience gained whilst running the practice and during past employment with Farningham McCreadie Partnership, White Young Green and Dickson Rothschild (Sydney).
VLM’s work includes:
Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA), Landscape & Visual Appraisal (LVA) and Landscape Related Assessment – LVIAs, LVAs, capacity studies and landscape inputs into Environmental Impact Assessments, Supporting Statements, Design and Access Statements and Representations to development plans for a wide range of projects including: small and large scale onshore wind energy developments, solar farms, trunk roads, mixed used developments and housing projects from single houses in the countryside to urban expansions.
Masterplanning – concept masterplans for settlement strategies for growth, large scale residential led developments,urban fringe expansions and infill sites. Design and Access Statements to accompany Concept Masterplans including figures such as: Landscape and Planning Context, Site Analysis, Landscape Framework, Open Space Strategy and Path Networks.
Landscape Design – hard and soft landscape proposals from inception to detailed design for various scale housing developments, student accommodation and soft landscape proposals for renewable energy sites including biomass plants, solar farms and wind turbine developments.
Context is at the centre of our approach to landscape planning and design. Identifying key features and constraints of a landscape informs and drives the planning and design process. From initial concept through to detailed design, our ethos is to develop effective designs which create a strong sense of place. This also enables less sensitive developments to be more readily absorbed and integrated with the surrounding environment whilst responding to Client requirements. Sensitively designed, sustainable landscape projects are now often a pre-requisite to achieve planning permission.