Mannez quarry, Alderney
Smeeden Foreman carried out a landscape character, capacity assessment and impact appraisal for the whole of Alderney to inform the siting of a large scale tidal power energy facilities. Having identified a potential location and an outline mitigation strategy, illustrations were produced to demonstrate how potential building heights related to particular viewpoints. This allowed informed site planning for subsequent assessment.
Using ground and visual assessment modelling, the extent of potential visibility from viewpoints was plotted and the process repeated to include the potential benefits of draft landscape mitigation proposals. On-site assessments, literature searches and stakeholder consultations were part of the study. Once landscape mitigation and detailed proposals are refined the visual assessment will be re-run.