ORIGINAL RESEARCH
The Possibilities of the Application of the Krajewski's Method (2012) in the Assessment of the Impact of the Wind Investments on the Landscape
 
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Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Polska
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Environmental Management Department, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
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Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Online publish date: 2018-02-23
Publish date: 2018-03-30
Submission date: 2017-08-04
Final revision date: 2017-09-11
Acceptance date: 2017-09-18
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(4):1647–1658
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The dissertation attempts to determine the applicability of one of the newest assessment methods of the landscape capacity as a tool supporting the assessment of the investments' impact on the landscape. For the purpose of the research a Wind farm (PROMET-PLAST S.C.) was chosen, which is located in the Gaj Oławski village on a hill, at the Provincial Road No. 396, on the Oława-Strzelin route, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Oława County.
In the process of the assessment of the wind farm's impact on the landscape, the photographic documentation was used of the panoramas from 16 observation points designated in places where the visibility zone circle and the communication route cross.
The Krajewski's method of the assessment of the landscape capacity was used (2012), which constituted the starting point for the studies. The following criteria for this assessment were adopted: the terrain construction, the land cover and visibility. The landscape capacity arising from the historical value (the higher the historical value, the lesser the landscape capacity), visual values (related to the topographic conditions) and the exposure (active and passive one) was examined.
The method applied did not fully allow to determine the overall landscape capacity. However, its use during the phase of the investment preparation (the choice of location in the field), through the appropriate location depending on the type of landscape, topography, spatial relationships, can minimize the potential negative impact.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Iwona Dominika Orzechowska-Szajda   
Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Polska, Plac Grunwaldzki 24 a, 50-363 Wrocław, Poland
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