What we do
Michelle Bolger Expert Landscape Consultancy prepares landscape assessments and proposals for projects at all stages in the planning system and specialises in providing landscape evidence at Public Inquiries.
Landscape is often a key factor in the acceptability of development and the practice is experienced in preparing robust evidence that demonstrates a thorough understanding of a site and the local landscape character. Proposals that respond to and enhance the existing sense of place have a greater chance of success in the planning system. Our work for local planning authorities has often identified where proposals have not been contextually sympathetic.
MBELC operate throughout the UK and have also been involved in inquiries in Scotland and Wales. The practice works in a range of sectors - including residential development, renewable energy and transportation - and has a diverse client base that includes large landowners, many local planning authorities, and charities such as the National Trust.
A defining feature of the work prepared by MBELC is the use of clear English and the avoidance of unnecessary jargon, combined with clear and convincing graphical presentation.
Photograph: Farming Around Symondshyde - The Site of a MBELC Project