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

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

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

 

London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

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

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

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

 

Manchester
2 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5WQ

+44 (0)161 3026640
manchester@landuse.co.uk

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

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

Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ

+44 (0)1524 592 829
lancaster@landuse.co.uk

Green Space & Public Realm

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inverness City Centre Streetscape

Reclaiming the urban landscape for its most valuable users – pedestrians. The Inverness city centre streetscape project transformed the historic core of Inverness through comprehensive public realm enhancements, including traffic calming, a public art programme and new lighting. The central objectives were to improve the pedestrian environment and make the city centre safe again. Our [...]

Interactive Mapping

Your entire area on your desktop or smartphone. An interactive map allows you or your audience to explore geographic data in a meaningful and effective way. We draw on open source technology and Mappetizer software to create fully functional online maps that people really enjoy using. Using interactive features in web-based GIS maps mean that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Graphic Design

Where contextual understanding matters as much as design skills Thoughtful graphic design helps to get your message across quickly and effectively. We use a range of software programs to visualise often complex designs, ideas and concepts. It’s a critical skill in securing the approval of plans by relevant authorities. Our graphic design team develops eye-catching and [...]

GIS mapping and data analysis

Using data to make better decisions. Mapping, underpinned by geographic information systems (GIS), is an integral part of most of our work. Our maps communicate complex data clearly and effectively, are extremely accurate and feature a professional cartographic finish. Our GIS mapping and analysis specialists all have environmental backgrounds, a blend of skills that means [...]