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

Development & Regeneration

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The Level

Transforming a deprived city park into an exciting, inclusive and popular urban asset The Level, a city centre park in Brighton, had a confused layout, had fallen into misuse and suffered general degradation. As lead consultants on its reinvention, we were involved from the inception of the stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund bid and feasibility [...]

Thamesmead Site Appraisal and Monitoring

Site assessment for public realm in east London. Built to alleviate overcrowding, Thamesmead is characterised by high-density housing, accommodating 50,000 residents in distinct neighbourhoods linked by a network of waterways and publicly accessible open spaces. As social landlords, Peabody is responsible for managing the public realm, funded through a service charge levied on residents and [...]

University of Glasgow Protected Species Advice

Balancing bat roosts, cityscape and future development priorities. The University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill campus in the west end of Glasgow is an iconic feature of the city skyline. However, despite its heritage and tradition, the campus is evolving to better reflect the needs of its student body and research operations. As part of ongoing work [...]

Green Infrastructure Audits

We have considerable expertise in undertaking Green Infrastructure (GI) audits for a range of clients, including GI audits for 15 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in London. BIDs are established to improve their local area to the benefit of businesses and local residents. Additionally, we work with Housing Associations to identify environmental enhancements and provide multi-functional green [...]

Rushley Farm Habitat Regulations Assessment

Site analysis for local plan designation. We were engaged by Nottinghamshire County Council to help Ashfield District Council determine whether it was feasible and appropriate to allocate housing for a particular site in the local plan. The site in question was Rushley Farm, which was bordered by woodland habitat identified by Natural England for possible [...]

Routeing and Assessment of Major Grid and Electrical Infrastructure

Planning and assessing routes for electrical transmission infrastructure. The routeing of electricity transmission infrastructure, particularly overhead lines, is a complex process, requiring a balance between engineering requirements, economic viability, and the environment.  These projects generate considerable public interest, particularly in relation to local concerns such as visual amenity. We carry out routeing studies to identify [...]

River Gardens, Greenwich

A riverside rejuvenation: adding value for people for homes and for wildlife. We’ve been working with London & Regional on River Gardens at Greenwich Wharf since 2004, producing the landscape masterplan for this 1,700,000m2 mixed-use riverside development, sited immediately downstream of Greenwich’s World Heritage site. Two phases have been completed so far, including nearly 250 [...]

Renewables Capacity Studies and Policy Development

Maximising renewable energy potential. We’re one of the UK’s leading experts in helping identify potentially suitable areas for renewable energy, assessing resource and capacity using GIS, and the environmental effects of onshore and offshore renewable energy developments. We helped prepare the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Renewable and Low Carbon Capacity Methodology, as referred [...]

Planning for an Ecosystems Approach

Planning for an ecosystems approach in Stirlingshire. The Scottish government’s 2011 Land Use Strategy included a commitment to ‘demonstrate how the ecosystem approach could be taken into account in relevant decisions made by public bodies to deliver wider benefits’.  Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) joined forces to deliver this [...]

Planning and Design for School Estates

Navigating the planning system for independent and state schools. There are increasing challenges thrown up by the planning system, creating tight constraints which make it difficult for many schools to grow, update and adapt their facilities. LUC advises on how to navigate these challenges in the most cost-effective and timely way, securing planning permission even [...]