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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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 [...]

Townscape Assessment, Visual Analysis & Design Guidance

Townscape assessment and design guidance for new urban developments Understanding urban landscapes and design We investigate and explain landscape context and sensitivities, advising local authorities and developers on changing the existing townscape, to improve scheme proposals and maximise chances of planning consent. We believe that design and assessment work best when undertaken interactively, so our [...]

The Royal Parks

Protecting the unique status and value of The Royal Parks LUC has provided planning, landscape architecture, management and ecology consultancy services to The Royal Parks for nearly 40 years, contributing everything from ecology surveys and enhancement strategies to giving planning advice on development proposals. We know the 2,000 hectares of historic parkland as well as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]