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Byron Court expansion granted planning permission

We are pleased that the proposed expansion of Byron Court Primary School has been granted planning permission. LUC led the negotiations with Brent Council and coordinated the submission of the planning application. The scheme, which turns the school from a [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Education & Leisure, Urban Design|

Isabella Plantation project wins access award

We are pleased that the Isabella Plantation Access Improvement Project received a Richmond Society Award last week. The Society presented the award for improved access and the new amenities and shelter in the Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park, in acknowledgement of [...]

Camden Active Spaces picks up Design Award

We are delighted that the Camden Active Spaces was Highly Commended in the Education category at the Camden Design Awards last week. The Camden Active Spaces project saw outdoor spaces in seven of Camden’s primary and secondary schools transformed by [...]

2015-09-23T22:26:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Education & Leisure, General news, Landscape Architecture|

Dover Strait Seascape Assessment article published

Planning has published an article on the Seascape Character Assessment (SCA) for the Dover Strait, which was launched last month. LUC helped Kent County Council and Pas-de-Calais Council in France develop the reference document, which is the first ever SCA [...]

Four protected landscapes to have pylons removed

National Grid has announced that pylons will be replaced by underground cables in four protected landscapes following a visual impact study. The priority schemes are: near Hale in the New Forest; near Dunford Bridge in the Peak District; near Porthmadog [...]

LUC and DEC host second Missing Maps Workshop

We will be hosting a Mapathon with Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) this Thursday, helping provide detailed mapping for humanitarian organisations working in crisis areas. We will map hundreds of buildings, settlements, roads and rivers, populating the maps being used by [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:19+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Development & Regeneration, GIS & Visualisation|

Navitus Bay offshore windfarm refused

Development consent was refused for the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park in Dorset last week. As a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’, the application was decided by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Landscape and visual impacts were [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:20+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Energy & Infrastructure, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

Enniskillen Hospital ‘a healthy environment’

We are delighted that the South West Acute Hospital at Enniskillen is featured in the latest issue of Garden Design Journal. Cited by the NHS as a ‘future model of sustainable integration of building and landscape’, the state-of-the-art new hospital [...]

2015-09-25T16:42:14+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Green Space & Public Realm, Landscape Architecture|

Seascape Character Assessment for Dover Strait launched

Kent County Council and Pas-de-Calais Council have today launched The Seascape Character Assessment (SCA) for the Dover Strait. As market leaders in SCA, LUC developed this new reference document and planning tool, which is the first of its kind anywhere [...]

Application submitted for major mixed-use development in Shoreditch

A planning application was submitted to the London Borough of Hackney last month for a new hotel and office development in Shoreditch, East London. The 30 storey mixed use development includes flexible office space and a 200-room hotel, with associated [...]