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

London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

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

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

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

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

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

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

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

Landscape & Seascape Assessment

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Scottish Marine Recreation and Tourism Survey

Coastal and marine environments afford a huge range of opportunities for recreational activities; but our seas are also a major economic resource, supporting an array of industries and communities nationwide.  Balancing the competing demands of nature, economic development and tourism is complex, and a key function of the Marine Planning system introduced by the Marine [...]

Planning and Design for Leisure & Sports Facilities

We have a strong track record in delivering sports facilities, often within highly constrained areas. We understand how to deliver our client’s brief whilst factoring in key considerations such as ecology, heritage and landscape. Some of our successes Benenden School appointed us to prepare and submit an application to construct a flood-lit all-weather pitch and [...]

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 [...]

Guidance and EIA Review

Supporting development management through EIA review. The aim of Environmental Impact Assessment reviews is to make sure that Environmental Statements (ESs) contain sufficient robust information for consenting authorities to make informed decisions on applications. We’ve undertaken more than 100 individual reviews for local planning authorities. Our work provides an independent stamp of approval for the ES [...]

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 [...]

Seascape Character Assessment

How do you assess the character and importance of our coastline and seas? We’ve been pioneering seascape character assessment (SCA) methods for the past five years, applying the principles of landscape character assessment to offshore and coastal areas. We piloted the first local SCA in Wales, which subsequently informed our work to characterise the Dover [...]

Routeing and Assessment of Major Grid and Electrical Infrastructure

Planning and assessing routes for electrical transmission infrastructure. The routeing of electricity transmission infrastructure, particularly overhead lines, is a complex process, requiring a balance between engineering requirements, economic viability, and the environment.  These projects generate considerable public interest, particularly in relation to local concerns such as visual amenity. We carry out routeing studies to identify [...]

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 [...]

Planning & Assessment for Housing & Mixed Use

Getting the best outcome for housing and mixed-use development. We provide an integrated planning service that guides developers through policy and regulatory requirements, increases planning consent success rates, and shapes more imaginative, sustainable, and commercially viable schemes. Some of our successes Dunsfold Park is a mixed-use development of up to 3400 homes and supporting infrastructure in rural [...]

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 [...]