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Brechfa Forest West wind farm generates first power

An onshore wind farm in Wales, the 57.4MW Brechfa Forest West wind farm, has generated its first power after LUC helped secure consent for the site in 2013. LUC inputted to the siting and design of this Nationally Significant Infrastructure [...]

LUC’s Director of Ecology appointed to Chair of professional body

Earlier this month Steve Jackson-Matthews, LUC’s Director of Ecology, was appointed to the Chair of the Association of Environmental and Ecological Clerks of Works (AEECoW). A founding member of the organisation, Steve has worked with its committee since 2009, helping [...]

2018-01-31T16:46:46+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Ecology, General news|

Southern House landscape scheme completes

Central Croydon’s public realm is undergoing major investment to reinvigorate its townscape as a centre for commerce. At the heart of this change is Southern House, a landmark 1960s office building. It is owned by London and Continental Railways, who manage and develop property [...]

2018-01-30T10:27:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General news, Landscape Design|

How do we decide whether a site is a ‘valued landscape’?

Public inquiries into development proposals in rural areas are often required to decide if the proposed site is a 'valued landscape' or not, and the debate is often a key part of the landscape case on both sides. The phrase [...]

2018-01-29T09:12:12+00:00 January 29th, 2018|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

LUC ecology builds for a busy 2018

2017 was a year of growth and development for LUC’s Ecology team. We listened to our clients and continued to build a team that could provide expert ecological advice to a wide range of development types, all across the UK. [...]

2018-01-26T15:59:47+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Ecology, General news|

LUC planning team expands into Manchester

LUC’s planning team has set up a new base in our Manchester office as our Environmental Planner, Jennifer Rea, makes the move from London to the north of England. Jennifer specialises in environmental impact assessment for energy schemes, mixed-use developments, and [...]

2018-01-25T14:07:46+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Environmental Impact Assessment, General news|

Collaboration will deliver the right homes in the right places

Greater collaboration between the public and private sectors is paramount to address the chronic shortage of affordable and sustainable housing in Greater Manchester. The region is facing an unprecedented crisis in the housing sector with city leaders arguing that Greater [...]

2018-01-30T13:40:46+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Development Planning, General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC’s Landscape Sensitivity Study for Leicestershire published

The Leicestershire Landscape Sensitivity and Green Infrastructure Study study, which was produced by LUC, has now been published. The full report is accessible here. We were commissioned by the County and District Councils in Leicestershire to provide evidence to help ensure [...]

2018-01-18T14:40:03+00:00 January 18th, 2018|General news|

LUC to update Chichester State of the AONB report

We are pleased to once again be working with the Chichester Harbour Conservancy to produce an up-to-date State of the AONB report for the nationally protected landscape. This will be a joint project with close working between our Landscape Planning [...]

2018-01-25T10:13:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

LUC Associate to speak at CIEEM Scotland Conference

Our Associate Steven Orr is set to speak at the upcoming annual CIEEM conference in Scotland. This year’s conference invites speakers to talk on topics around 'Wildlife tourism in Scotland: A wildlife destination or a destination for wildlife?' on 24 [...]

2018-01-12T10:13:08+00:00 January 12th, 2018|General news, Historic Environment, Strategic Planning & Assessment|