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

Green Space & Public Realm

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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 [...]

Wangari Maathai Institute

Designing a sustainable future in Nairobi Wangari Maathai was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". We were the landscape architects in the winning team in an international design competition to create the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) to honour her work. The [...]

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 [...]

Kensington Gardens Tree Strategy

A strategy for Kensington Gardens’ 3,400 trees Kensington Gardens’ 3,400 trees form a well-structured pattern, established since the 1720s. They provide sanctuary for wildlife, plus spiritual refuge and quiet enjoyment for several million visitors each year. To many, the trees are part of the essential makeup and character of the gardens, photographed and shared as [...]

Wood Farm Housing Development

Guiding the successful development of a sensitive site. The Wood Farm site in Harrow previously comprised a farm and rubbish tip, forming an expanse of publicly inaccessible open space surrounded by Country Park. Several unsuccessful planning applications had sought to develop part of the site for residential development and new public open space. The site [...]

Open Space Assessments

It is widely recognised that the provision of high quality open space promotes an area as an attractive place to live, and results in a number of wider benefits. National Planning Practice Guidance states that: “Open space should be taken into account in planning for new development and considering proposals that may affect existing open space.” Local [...]

Green Belt Reviews

The need for up-to-date local plans, combined with the housing growth agenda and government reinforcement of Green Belt policy, means local authorities are actively reviewing their green belts. Our involvement in Green Belt policy development and review is unparalleled. In 1993 we undertook a Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) study for the London [...]

Health and Wellbeing Planning and Design

Planning was originally borne out of public health legislation and recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the health benefits of good planning and design. Our planners have been engaged in ‘health checking’ planning policies, and developing policy responses to fast food takeaways.  We also consider health as an important element of sustainability [...]

Planning for Forestry and Woodland

Forestry and woodland strategies LUC is the market leader in developing strategic plans for new woodland in Scotland. We’ve developed a robust approach to modelling the potential for woodland expansion and testing scenarios, using GIS and the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process. Our strategies have become key working documents for Forestry Commission Scotland in guiding [...]

Transport infrastructure

Navigating the land for major transport developments. The effect of major transport projects on the environment is a contentious area. With experience in design, environmental impact assessment and mitigation solutions, as well as reviews and expert evidence for public local inquiry, examination and select committee, we’re known for our commitment to promoting beneficial, cost-effective and [...]