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LVIA chapter written by LUC Director for academic publication

The 4ᵗʰ edition of the academic book 'Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment' (2018), edited by Riki Therivel and Graham Wood, has been published and features a chapter on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) by our Director of Landscape [...]

September 25th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC completes landscape evidence studies for Dartmoor National Park

Free roaming livestock are a feature of the upland landscape. Credit: LUC LUC’s Landscape Planning team has recently completed three linked landscape evidence studies for Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), providing up-to-date landscape evidence to support the National Park’s [...]

Understanding and assessing seascape character

Background There is now greater interest in the coastal and marine environment than ever before, reflecting appreciation of its current and potential economic, environmental and recreational importance. This includes demand for developments that harness the natural resources of the sea, [...]

September 13th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

SNH provides clear focus for Scotland’s coastal landscapes with LUC input

With input from LUC’s Landscape Planning team, new guidance to help professionals assess the potential impacts of future development on Scotland’s coastal landscapes has been published last week by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). With marine recreation and tourism expenditure in [...]

September 4th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC sponsoring Sea Scotland 2017 Conference

LUC is pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming Sea Scotland 2017 Conference next month. This year's conference focus has been announced as 'Sustainable Development of Scotland’s Seas: Securing Progress in Uncertain Times' and will welcome speakers from Scottish Government, Scottish Wildlife [...]

May 19th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC Landscape Planners commended by RTPI South West

LUC’s Landscape Planners are delighted to have been Commended by RTPI South West for their Plymouth Strategic Landscape and Seascape Character and Sensitivity Study alongside Plymouth City Council. We were Commended within the ‘Excellence in Decision Making in Planning’ category in [...]

May 8th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC completes Landscape and Townscape Assessment for St Cuthbert’s Garden Village

LUC recently completed an integrated landscape, townscape and historic environment assessment to inform development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, Carlisle. The most northerly of 14 Garden Villages announced by the Government in January 2017, St Cuthbert’s is being planned by [...]

May 5th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC Planners to exhibit at ISBA Annual Conference

LUC is pleased to be exhibiting at the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) Annual Conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 17th and 18th May 2017. Planning Director Jon Grantham, Landscape Director Adrian Wikeley, and Principal Planner Rob Schofield will be attending. The [...]

A new Landscape Character Assessment for Sevenoaks District

LUC has recently updated the existing landscape character evidence base for Sevenoaks District. The updated Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is intended to provide context for policies and proposals within the new Local Plan 2015-2035, inform the determination of planning applications and [...]

March 15th, 2017|Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC Associate Director to speak at Planning For Housing conference

Our Associate Director of Planning Sarah Young will be speaking at the upcoming Planning For Housing conference in Manchester, hosted by Planning Resource. The event on Tuesday 28 March 2017 will see Sarah speaking about Green Belt reviews with members from the City [...]