LUC's team

LUC is an award-winning environmental consultancy providing town planning, landscape architecture and urban design, landscape planning and management, ecology, and heritage services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.

With a track record of over 50 years and a team of over 125 skilled professionals, we bring a passion for the environment and a determination to achieve sustainable development on behalf of our clients.

Whether we’re advising a commercial developer, utility company, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.

We’re also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

LUC Values

Making a difference to the world we live in

Achieving excellence through creativity

Realising together we are stronger

Nurturing talented minds to deliver success

Demanding integrity and quality in all we do

Quality Policy

Environmental Policy

Basing View has become much more of a pleasant environment. The little park makes a lot of difference for staff having somewhere to wander out to at lunchtime, and the planting is so beautiful as you drive or walk by
Basing View worker
High quality service, proactive advice, and written reporting of very high standard
This was an ambitious project and LUC went that extra mile. This is unusual in the consultancy world and that has been noted. A very useful project has emerged.
Ecosystems Services Toolkit
I have appreciated LUC’s professional approach, quick response to our queries and willingness to go the extra mile to resolve issues.
East Cambridgeshire District Council
A large part of our progress is down to the service provided by you and your colleagues which has always demonstrated LUC’s core values of respect, integrity, drive and excellence.
It was a pleasure working with LUC. All the LUC staff who were involved with the project were tremendously helpful and diligent which contributed greatly to its success.
Horniman Museum
LUC staff were extremely professional, polite and friendly, maintaining good communication throughout the project. Decisions about content and format were agreed between both parties at every stage, so the Council could be satisfied at the completion of the project that the study was fit for purpose.
Mid Devon Landscape Sensitivity Study
We have received fantastic service from start to finish from LUC and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the company to any of our clients. Looking forward to working with you again.
Ryecroft Hotel Phase 1 Habitat Survey
Very happy with the service – LUC rose to the occasion and delivered just what we needed, when we needed it.
Lindy MacLellan, Islay Energy Trust
Very useful meeting to think through the complex issues which informed the final report.
Healthy Urban Development Unit-Scoping Thinkpiece
We were delighted with the service received from LUC and at the professional and efficient project delivery of the officers we worked with (Sally Parker and Diana Manson).
Chichester Harbour State of the AONB Report
My experience of LUC has been extremely positive. There seems to be an ethos which commands proactivity, continuous improvement, personability, and technical professionalism.
Nicola Bell, RWE Npower Renewables
The work carried out by LUC for WSCC has been of the highest standard. We were kept informed of progress and any issues that arose were quickly dealt with. The technical knowledge and planning experience of the team working on our study was second to none. We would happily work with LUC again.
West Sussex Wharves and Railheads Study
The service supplied by LUC was of an exceptionally high quality. The project was of a complex and demanding nature and the standard of technical work, the commitment to meeting very tight deadlines and the ever present pleasant and happy demeanour of all involved from LUC was a credit to the company.
West Northants Joint Core Strategy SA & HRA Addendums
A creative and inventive practice that works collaboratively with its client, achieving outstanding work grounded in technical excellence and value for money.
Oxford Brookes University
LUC has added considerable value to the Active Spaces project in Camden with their professionalism and creative approach. The team have delivered not only innovative bespoke designs, but further opportunities for partnership working and exceptional customer service.
Camden Council
The delivery was first class and resulted in planning permission being awarded.
Forestry Commission
We have a good working relationship with LUC and can rely upon them to deliver the SA to agreed timescales which is important to ensure the council hits its consultation deadlines
Victoria Chapman, Rugby Borough Council
All the LUC staff we worked with were professional, objective, helpful and it was a pleasure to work with them.They addressed and resolved problems, and provided helpful suggestions. They responded well to changes in circumstances and kept momentum on projects
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
I found the whole of LUC’s team a real pleasure to work with and I was particularly heartened by their determination to stand by their principles and professional convictions when the occasion demanded.
Oxfordshire County Council
The delivery was first class and resulted in planning permission being awarded.
Forestry Commission
LUC has continued to provide us with a high-quality professional service. This included appearing at our Resumed Examination Hearings for our Local Plan and preparing the SA Adoption Statement.
West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit
The Isle of Canna Community Development Trust were delighted with the depth and quality of expertise offered to us by LUC in the field of landscape and visual assessment.
Isle of Canna Community Development Trust

Range of Services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Masterplanning
  • Planning Applications & Discharge of Conditions
  • Development Management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Training

See Development Planning projects

  • Research & Strategy Development
  • Local and Neighbourhood Planning
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • SEA/Sustainability Appraisal
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • Training

See Strategic Planning & Assessment projects

  • Environmental Statements
  • Planning Applications
  • Expert Witness Services
  • ES Reviews
  • Training

See Environmental Impact Assessment projects

  • Masterplanning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Education & Health
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Housing & Commercial
  • Greenspace & Play
  • Public Realm

See Landscape Architecture projects

  • Masterplanning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Education & Health
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Housing & Commercial
  • Greenspace & Play
  • Public Realm

See Urban Design projects

  • Habitat & Vegetation Survey
  • Protected Species Survey & Mitigation
  • Ecological Appraisal
  • Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Habitat Management Plans & Habitat Creation
  • Ecological Clerk of Works Services & On-Site Supervision
  • Biodiversity Policy & Planning

See Ecology projects

  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Greenspace Audits & Management Plans
  • Landscape Contract Management

See Landscape Management projects

  • Project Appraisals & Feasibility
  • Design Guidance & Mitigation
  • Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment
  • Visualisation & Photomontage
  • Landscape Expert Witness & Examination Support
  • Landscape, Townscape & Seascape Character Assessment
  • Landscape Sensitivity & Capacity Studies
  • Professional Review, Training & Advice

See examples of our landscape planning work

  • GIS Mapping & Data Analysis
  • Interactive Mapping
  • Database Development
  • Visibility & Shadow Flicker Assessment
  • Photomontage & Photography
  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Graphic Design

See GIS & Visualisation projects

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