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Does the draft revised NPPF affect Sustainability Appraisal of local plans?

The recent publication of the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework and other supporting documents signal a number of changes to plan-making.  Jonathan Pearson asks what it means for Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of local plans. The Government established the Local [...]

2018-03-19T10:50:11+00:00 March 19th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC to produce Isle of Wight Settlement Coalescence Study

LUC’s Planning and Landscape Planning teams are working together on a settlement coalescence study, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council. We recently won the commission to carry out an assessment of settlement coalescence sensitivity within the Isle of [...]

LUC to complete the National Seascape Character Assessment for England

LUC is excited to be working once again with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to complete the National Seascape Character Assessment for England. We have been working with the MMO since 2012 to undertake Seascape Assessments region by region, to [...]

2018-03-14T16:44:25+00:00 March 14th, 2018|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

LUC achieves Gold standard level of recycling

We are delighted to announce that we have received a certificate from First Mile, recognising our Gold standard level of waste management at our London office. Across all six of our offices we encourage various forms of waste management, from [...]

2018-03-12T14:09:36+00:00 March 12th, 2018|General news|

Share your views on Bexley’s open space and sport facilities

LUC and Continuum Sport and Leisure have recently been commissioned by London Borough of Bexley to review how public open spaces, sports facilities and other green infrastructure (GI) assets are used in the area. An important element of this work [...]

2018-03-08T15:01:06+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

Hounslow playground work begins

Construction work has begun on four Hounslow children's playgrounds after landscape design input provided by LUC. Hounslow Active Spaces is a project in which Hounslow Council brings together LUC designers, academic researchers, and local communities with the aim to.increase physical activity in children [...]

2018-02-27T09:20:39+00:00 February 27th, 2018|General news|

Double planning success at Kew Gardens

Planning permission has been granted this month for two projects at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as part of its Capital Programme. LUC has provided all planning advice to the delivery team and secured consent from the London Borough of [...]

2018-02-23T16:05:54+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Development Planning, General news|

Groundbreaking ceremony at new Winchester campus featuring LUC landscape design

Last month the University of Winchester held a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of its new teaching and learning building at West Downs to mark the start of construction work after significant landscape design input from LUC's architects. The proposals [...]

2018-02-19T11:38:09+00:00 February 19th, 2018|General news, Landscape Design|

Meet our talented new Glasgow staff

We've recently welcomed four new members to our expanding Glasgow team across many areas of the company. Find our more about their experience, expertise and how they can support your projects below. David Ferguson: Principal Landscape Planner David is [...]

LUC finalist at RTPI planning awards

LUC is thrilled to be a finalist at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Plan Making Practice’ categories for a project undertaken on behalf of London Borough of Tower Hamlets – ‘Connecting Communities for [...]

2018-02-14T12:16:45+00:00 February 14th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|