Landscape and visual impact assessment is concerned with assessing the effect of a proposed development on appearance and character of a landscape. Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment is a key component of the Environmental Impact Assessment process - (a legal requirement of all planning applications since 1988). This manual puts forward best practice guidelines on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment developed by the two key professional bodies (IEA) and (LI) and with full support of the statutory county bodies (County Coucils, Scottish National Heritage, Countryside Council for Wales). * only guidelines available on LVIA in the UK. * full guidelines given on the LVIA process as well as how to present the data. * essential advice for decision- makers on how to review LVIA information. * guidelines presented in an attractive and easily accesible way (checklists, highly illustrated).