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LUC seascape specialists to speak at Swedish marine planning workshop

Sally Marshall, Landscape/Seascape Planner, and Melissa Conway, Historic Environment Specialist, are delighted to have been invited to a workshop in Stockholm, Sweden on 12-13 February to discuss their extensive seascape experience. This includes Sally’s work on strategic-scale seascape character assessment to [...]

2018-02-12T10:39:26+00:00 February 12th, 2018|General news, Historic Environment, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

LUC Managing Director to speak at ‘protecting natural capital’ seminar

LUC's Managing Director, Jeremy Owen, is set to speak at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar this week. The seminar, which will cover policy priorities for protecting natural capital in England and the role of a 25-year Environment Plan, [...]

2018-02-09T12:52:59+00:00 February 9th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC extends Agile Working practices

This month, LUC has introduced new Agile Working practices and benefits for its staff. This allows us to be responsive to the needs of our clients as well as helping our staff achieve a healthy work life balance. We have [...]

2018-02-08T09:39:17+00:00 February 8th, 2018|General news|

LUC to produce coastal heritage ‘priority places’ interactive map for Historic England

LUC’s GIS & Visualisation and Historic Environment teams are to embark on a project which will identify areas in England where heritage is most at risk from coastal processes. The Coastal Risk and Priority Places project, funded by Historic England, centres on [...]

2018-02-07T10:17:12+00:00 February 7th, 2018|General news, Historic Environment|

LUC updates Taunton Deane Green Infrastructure Strategy

Taunton Deane Borough Council has published its Green Infrastructure Strategy Update, produced by LUC. The Green Infrastructure (GI) Strategy updates the strategy we produced in 2009. Our update reviewed the evidence base and identified current priority projects for delivering a [...]

2018-02-06T10:26:46+00:00 February 6th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

New whisky distillery open in Glasgow

The first whisky distillery for over 100 years has opened in Glasgow, at the former Pump House on the banks of the River Clyde. LUC designed the public realm for the multi-million pound Clydeside Distillery development and major new visitor [...]

2018-02-05T10:26:57+00:00 February 5th, 2018|General news, Landscape Design, Urban Design & Masterplanning|

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|