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LUC Ecology guides clients through new bat guidance for wind farms

In January, Scottish Natural Heritage released their new “Bats and Onshore Wind Turbines: Survey, Assessment and Mitigation” guidance.  The document brings together years of research and aims to further improve the robustness, and reliability, of bat surveys undertaken to inform [...]

2019-02-15T17:32:52+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Ecology, General news|

LUC provides CPRE with mapping and analytical support for their response to the Landscapes Review: call for evidence

LUC is delighted that the mapping support we provided to Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) for the 'Landscapes Review: Call for evidence' has helped to highlight the significance of England’s protected landscapes, and also identify important issues around accessibility [...]

2019-02-15T12:46:23+00:00 February 12th, 2019|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

LUC develops masterplan for Beddington Park improvements

LUC developed a masterplan for improvements at Beddington Park after being commissioned by London Borough of Sutton. The works, which are now almost complete, have transformed the park and brought in many additional visitors. Beddington Park is a 58-hectare public [...]

LUC Design Director to speak at FOLAR Symposium on Landscape of Play

LUC's Director of Landscape Design, Jennette Emery-Wallis, is excited to speak at a FOLAR Symposium in March. FOLAR (Friends of the Landscape Library and Archive at Reading) will welcome guests to The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading for the [...]

2019-02-06T12:13:08+00:00 February 6th, 2019|General news, Landscape Design|

LUC named finalist for RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence shortlist has been announced and LUC is delighted to be a finalist for Planning Consultancy of the Year. The Planning Excellence awards are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. [...]

2019-02-04T16:52:44+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Development Planning, General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

Lancashire Local Plans: Residential targets and delivery update

LUC proudly sponsored the Place North West Development Series: Lancashire Update in Blackburn last week. The conference gave an update on economic activity across Lancashire, the key developments, future sites and policies shaping the area. LUC's associate director, Melissa Kurihara, gave [...]

2019-01-31T16:30:09+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Publication|

Historic characterisation of Ramsgate report published by Historic England

Historic England has published LUC’s report “Historic Characterisation of Ramsgate”. The report supports the work of the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The HAZ programme is an initiative in which Historic England works together with local partners in places with a [...]

2019-02-06T14:52:57+00:00 January 30th, 2019|General news, Historic Environment|

LUC Bristol maps natural disaster areas for relief support

Last week, LUC’s Bristol office took part in a ‘mapathon’ after work, joined by their neighbours at Fulkers. The team mapped buildings affected by the devastating tsunami which hit Indonesia in December 2018. Using satellite imagery, the group plotted in [...]

2019-01-29T09:50:02+00:00 January 29th, 2019|General news|

LUC Ecology team enjoys away-day in Norfolk

Last week, LUC's Ecology team enjoyed their annual away-day – this year held in Norfolk. The trip was an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues from all offices before the busy survey season begins. In 2018, our Ecology team continued [...]

2019-01-28T12:03:06+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ecology, General news|

LUC landscape architect to judge TRADA University Challenge

LUC's landscape architect Stephanie Crewe is due to sit on the judging panel at this year's TRADA University Challenge for the second year running. On 8-9 February, 60 UK students will gather in Sheffield for a charrette-style challenge to design [...]

2019-01-25T15:19:32+00:00 January 25th, 2019|General news|