SLR Technical Discipline manager to speak at EIG Conference
Posted: August 26, 2016 /
Simon Higson, SLR’s
Technical Discipline Manager for the Landscape Architecture team, will be
presenting a paper titled “What Landscape Strategy?” at next month’s 19th
Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference on 7th September, for
Day Two: Landscape, Restoration and Surveying.
year’s conference will be held at the University of Birmingham with the conference
and associated field trips taking place between 6th - 9th September. The
conference will incorporate a diverse range of technical themes and includes
presenters from The Coal Authority, Atkins, Minerals Products Association,
University College, London and the British Geological Survey
abstract is below:
National Planning Policy Framework requires that planning authorities should
provide for the restoration and aftercare of mineral sites at the earliest
opportunity and that this is carried out to high environmental standards.
particular, the Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework
requires that any new site or any significant extension to an existing working
should include a landscape strategy. This paper will focus on the key topics
that should be included within a landscape strategy and use case study examples
from an extensive and diverse mining and minerals workload, both throughout the
UK and internationally.
2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tip disaster, consideration
of how the integration of a landscape strategy with the safe design of mine and
quarry tips will be given special attention within this paper. Special
emphasis will also be placed on the value and benefits of adopting a
multi-disciplinary approach to such projects.
paper will focus on the main ways that landscape character can be defined, with
opportunities and constraints and the latest computer generated modelling and
presentation techniques for assessing visual exposure and screening as well as
the role of professional judgement.