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

Landscape Management

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

State of the UK’s Parks Scoping Report

Making the case for preserving public expenditure on public parks The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has invested significantly in restoring, enhancing and maintaining public parks and, with financial cuts a possibility, was keen that its investment so far wouldn’t be placed at risk. The organisation needed to raise awareness of the negative impacts of cutting [...]

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 [...]