About LUC
is a private limited company registered in England (Reg No. 2549296), having its Registered Office at
43 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD.

London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

+44 (0)20 7383 5784
london@landuse.co.uk

Bristol
12th Floor, Colston Tower,
Colston Street. Bristol
BS1 4XE

+44 (0)117 929 1997
bristol@landuse.co.uk

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

+44 (0)141 334 9595
glasgow@landuse.co.uk

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

+44 (0)131 202 1616
edinburgh@landuse.co.uk

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LUC publishes latest in series of guidance on new EIA Directive

There is just one year to go until the new EIA Directive (2014/52/EU) has to be transposed into UK legislation, regardless of the outcome of the ‘Brexit’ referendum. The new Directive seeks to ensure that ‘proportionate’ and high-quality EIAs are [...]

National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative scheme launched

LUC is excited to be supporting National Grid with their Landscape Enhancement Initiative (LEI) grant scheme which was launched last week. The LEI scheme forms an important part of National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project. This aims to provide [...]

Canna renewable energy project gains planning consent

We are pleased that the Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification Project has been given the go-ahead by the local council and will now move on to the next phase. LUC was commissioned by the Isle of Canna Community Development Trust [...]

LUC ecological clerks of works keeping projects on track

Often development programmes can’t avoid the most ecologically sensitive seasons.  Every developer has been there.  With a fresh planning consent in hand, contractors are commissioned to commence works, only to be thwarted by an obstinate blackbird nesting defiantly in the [...]

LUC undertakes further open space studies

LUC has been commissioned to undertake an open space study for the London Borough of Redbridge. Redbridge is currently reviewing its Local Development Framework and this work will contribute to the evidence base supporting this. Our multi-disciplinary team will undertake [...]

LUC publishes Ecological Survey and Mitigation Calendar

We are pleased to publish our new Ecological Survey and Mitigation Calendar, to help developers and contractors get to grips with the complex world of ecological survey. If you have a project beginning on site this year, now is the time to [...]

New national guidelines for bat surveys published

The Bat Conservation Trust published their updated ‘Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists – Good Practice Guidelines’ this month.  The new guidelines, which have been adopted by Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage as best practice, represent an overhaul of existing [...]

Revolutionary approach to identifying Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts have long caused headaches for developers and contractors. A new approach in Woking may provide a solution. A recent pilot was completed within the Woking Council area which saw a series of eDNA surveys (which test for GCN [...]

LUC’s ecological survey technologies at the cutting edge

Some developers expect our ecologists to be tweed-clad bearded bores, clinging to limp clipboards and soggy field maps. However, LUC’s Ecology Team is firmly in the 21st century, introducing new survey technologies and techniques to save time and money for our clients (some [...]

CIEEM updates approach to Ecological Impact Assessment

This month, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) formally published their updated ‘Guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment in the UK and Ireland’, marking 10 years since the first version of the document became available. Developers will be very [...]