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Diana Memorial Playground named in National Geographic’s world’s best playgrounds

Our award-winning landscape design scheme at The Diana Memorial Playground in London has been recognised by National Geographic. The playground, which opened in 2000, features in a list of National Geographic’s 12 best playgrounds around the world. LUC was appointed [...]

2019-08-14T12:01:43+01:00August 14th, 2019|General news, Landscape Design|

LUC recruiting EIA project managers

Join the RTPI's 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! LUC is looking for experienced EIA project managers to work with our specialist teams and clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK. These include wind energy developments, electricity [...]

2019-08-13T14:41:20+01:00August 13th, 2019|Environmental Impact Assessment, General news|

Revisions to the PPG July 2019 – Historic Environment: Same old, same old?

The Historic Environment section of the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) was updated on 23 July to reflect the recent changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). While it should be noted that majority of this section of PPG is [...]

2019-08-13T14:26:20+01:00August 13th, 2019|Publication|

LUC Director appointed to Landscape Institute Professional Review Group

LUC’s Director of Landscape Architecture, Tina Muldowney, is pleased to be appointed to the Landscape Institute Professional Review Group. Tina will provide a link between the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), the Landscape Institute and professional practice. She [...]

2019-08-09T13:24:04+01:00August 9th, 2019|General news, Landscape Design|

Regent’s Park Gloucester Gate Playground works begin

Construction has begun at Gloucester Gate Playground at Regent's Park in London, featuring a complete refurbishment of the existing space. The project aims to create an exemplar playground that improves the current play value; caters for a wide range of [...]

2019-08-07T14:44:11+01:00August 7th, 2019|General news|

LUC working with Blaby District Council to produce landscape and settlement evidence

LUC has been appointed to update the existing Landscape and Settlement Character Study for Blaby District Council. This study forms a key part of the evidence base to underpin the development of a new Local Plan. A sound evidence base [...]

2019-07-30T10:59:44+01:00July 30th, 2019|General news|

Revisions to the PPG July 2019 – HRA/Appropriate Assessments

Last week, the Government published new Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). This is very welcome given the lack of national guidance for over 10 years. Although brief, the PPG has a particular emphasis on when appropriate [...]

2019-07-29T13:55:04+01:00July 29th, 2019|Publication|

Revisions to the PPG July 2019 – Green Belt land

This week the Government published new Planning Practice Guidance on planning for and managing development on Green Belt land. This supplements Section 13 of the NPPF. The Green Belt section of the PPG address three key questions: What factors can [...]

2019-07-29T15:34:23+01:00July 26th, 2019|Publication|

Revisions to the PPG July 2019 – Housing Supply & Delivery

On 22 July, the Government updated its national Planning Practice Guidance (PPG)  for Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessments, whilst also adding a brand new section on Housing Supply & Delivery. So, what are the key takeaways for Local Planning [...]

2019-07-29T13:52:27+01:00July 25th, 2019|Publication|

LUC producing digital format for South Downs Integrated Landscape Character Assessment

LUC is updating the South Downs Integrated Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and developing a digital output accessible to users of all skill levels. We have long championed the use of GIS to ensure data are widely accessible. We use ESRI [...]

2019-07-25T10:03:02+01:00July 25th, 2019|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

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