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LUC working on landscape enhancement in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

LUC is excited to be involved in the ongoing development of landscape and visual mitigation proposals in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on behalf of ScottishPower Energy Networks (SPEN) and Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSEN). Focusing on [...]

LUC assists with landscape design and LVIA for Cairn Duhie Wind Farm

An appeal has been allowed and consent granted by Scottish Ministers for Cairn Duhie Wind Farm, which will have a generating capacity of up to 60MW. Landscape architects at LUC assisted RES with the successful design of the layout and prepared [...]

2017-10-17T12:16:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Energy & Infrastructure, General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC’s Head of EIA to speak at Connecting Projects to the Grid conference

Our Head of EIA Joanna Wright is excited to be attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Connecting Projects to the Grid conference in London this week. The conference will cover the topic of “Securing a connection to a changing grid: [...]

2017-05-16T09:54:13+00:00 May 16th, 2017|EIA, Energy & Infrastructure, General news|

LUC Associate Landscape Planner to speak at All-Energy conference

Our Associate Landscape Planner Paul Macrae is set to speak at the annual All-Energy conference in Glasgow next month - the UK’s largest renewable energy and low carbon energy event. Paul will be joining a stimulating panel discussion on the first [...]

LUC Planner to speak at Scottish Renewables seminar

Our Principal Planner Nick Brown is excited to be speaking at Scottish Renewables’ seminar entitled Feasibility and Site Selection: Electricity Storage tomorrow at The Studio in Glasgow. The CPD event will discuss the role that electricity storage is likely to [...]

LUC publishes latest in series of guidance on new EIA Directive

There is just one year to go until the new EIA Directive (2014/52/EU) has to be transposed into UK legislation, regardless of the outcome of the ‘Brexit’ referendum. The new Directive seeks to ensure that ‘proportionate’ and high-quality EIAs are [...]

National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative scheme launched

LUC is excited to be supporting National Grid with their Landscape Enhancement Initiative (LEI) grant scheme which was launched last week. The LEI scheme forms an important part of National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project. This aims to provide [...]

2016-05-13T09:29:41+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Energy & Infrastructure, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

Canna renewable energy project gains planning consent

We are pleased that the Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification Project has been given the go-ahead by the local council and will now move on to the next phase. LUC was commissioned by the Isle of Canna Community Development Trust [...]

LUC ecological clerks of works keeping projects on track

Often development programmes can’t avoid the most ecologically sensitive seasons.  Every developer has been there.  With a fresh planning consent in hand, contractors are commissioned to commence works, only to be thwarted by an obstinate blackbird nesting defiantly in the [...]

LUC undertakes further open space studies

LUC has been commissioned to undertake an open space study for the London Borough of Redbridge. Redbridge is currently reviewing its Local Development Framework and this work will contribute to the evidence base supporting this. Our multi-disciplinary team will undertake [...]