Western Cape government in conjunction with the
Department of Environmental Affairs and Development
Planning (DEA&DP) has produced guidelines
to ensure a degree of uniformity and standards
amongst Landscape Practitioners undertaking VIAs
in the Western Cape.
“The Visual Guideline document is therefore
an attempt to develop a “best practice”
approach for visual specialists, EIA practitioners
and authorities involved in the EIA process.”
Four levels of Visual Impact Assessment have
been recommended using specific criteria based
on the type of development in relation to the
nature of the environment.