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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Landscape Character Assessment

The first step in understanding your area. Assessing the existing character of the landscape is an important first step in managing change. Our expertise extends from the 1980s, when we were involved in developing the technique of landscape character assessment (LCA) as the foundations for the Countryside Commission’s first guidance. Since then, we have revised [...]

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 [...]

Enabling improvements at Benenden School

Planning and preservation in a Grade II registered historic park. As one of the country’s leading independent girls’ schools, Benenden School faces a unique challenge in providing the latest facilities while honouring and preserving its 85 hectares of Grade II registered historic park and gardens, one of its most important assets. Planning advice We assisted [...]

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 [...]

Ampthill Park Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan

Restoring a historic landscape through the Heritage Lottery Fund The 70-hectare Ampthill Great Park is an English Heritage Grade II registered park and garden of special historical interest. In its rich history, it has been a medieval deer park, Henry VIII hunting grounds, royal estate, 18th century Capability Brown designed landscape and 20th century wartime [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Isabella Plantation

Improving access and usability within Richmond Park The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park includes spectacular woodland gardens, particularly in the late spring when the gardens are a multi-coloured mass of flowering azaleas and rhododendrons. As with all manmade elements, the time came when the existing road surfaces, pathways and other amenities needed upgrading. We were [...]