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

Heritage & Environment

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Photomontage and Photography

Photorealistic 3D visualisations of any development proposal you can plan for. The level of detail you require for the visual representation of your site and proposed development depends upon the purpose. We can cater for every need. Our 3D team achieves remarkable accuracy across the full range of visualisation: a simple wireframe image to indicate [...]

Onshore Renewable Energy

Tailored environmental and planning advice for new energy development Our expertise on renewable energy extends across all project stages from site selection, through Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), to implementation.  We advise many of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, offering comprehensive support on projects across the UK.  We have considerable experience of wind, solar and [...]

Offshore Renewables Planning & Assessment

Offshore Renewable Energy – achieving the right result Demand for offshore renewables is growing. Wind, wave and tidal energy schemes require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) including specialist seascape, landscape and visual impact assessment (SLVIA). Onshore components may also require EIA and can face planning challenges. LUC is an expert in EIA, SLVIA and the preparation [...]

Minerals

Identifying, analysing and selecting suitable sites for minerals and waste projects demands a broad skills base and considerable expertise. LUC has a long-established reputation in landscape feasibility, as well as landscape and visual impact assessment for a variety of mineral and extraction projects. Our involvement covers the entire project lifecycle, from environmental considerations during site [...]

Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Studies

Assessing landscape sensitivity and capacity for future development. LUC has long been at the forefront of assessing landscape sensitivity and capacity. We prepare guidance and carry out feasibility and sensitivity studies for all types of developments, including on and offshore renewables, minerals and landfill, housing and urban extensions. Our commitment to honest, incisive exploration of [...]

Landscape Designations and Review

Protecting and managing our landscapes and townscapes We help national and local government, as well as organisations such as CABE, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces, with surveying, evaluating and describing landscapes to help define policies for planning and management. Our work includes planning and management of protected landscapes (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National [...]

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 [...]