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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, Heritage & Environment, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

Introducing LUC’s historic environment service

What have we been up to? Over the last year, LUC has expanded its historic environment service. Building on the wide range of work we've undertaken in the sector over many years, including research, policy, guidance and historic landscape restoration, [...]

2017-11-22T11:52:09+00:00 October 25th, 2017|General news, Heritage & Environment|

LUC Director to speak at Scottish Natural Heritage conference

Our Director of Planning Nick James is looking forward to speaking at Scottish Natural Heritage's Sharing Good Practice conference tomorrow. The conference theme is ‘Cherished Places – Making the most of your local landscape designation’ and will take place at Battleby [...]

2017-08-30T16:31:02+00:00 August 30th, 2017|General news, Heritage & Environment|

Historic Environment and GIS team begin Historic Characterisation studies

Building on our ongoing consolidation of the Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC) for Historic England, LUC has been commissioned to produce historic characterisations of Ramsgate and Weston-super-Mare land and their sea environs. Ramsgate and Weston-super-Mare are two of the first towns [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:07+00:00 August 15th, 2017|General news, GIS & Visualisation, Heritage & Environment|

London Wildlife Trust awarded Heritage Lottery funding after LUC masterplan

Our London office’s most local nature reserve has been awarded with heritage lottery funding after some input from our Landscape Design team. London Wildlife Trust (LWT), who has managed the site since its inception in 1985, has been awarded £1,025,300 [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:07+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Education & Leisure, Heritage & Environment, Urban Design|

LUC Environmental Planner speaks at Historic England seminar

Our Associate Environmental Planner Steven Orr spoke at a Historic England conference last week entitled “London: characterising the capital”. The seminar gathered, presented and discussed recent approaches made to characterising London’s historic landscape: describing, summarising and interpreting its great complexity [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:08+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Heritage & Environment|

Housing White Paper introduces new approach to great crested newt licensing

Natural England to roll-out Woking pilot across England Natural England (NE) is to implement a new strategic approach to great crested newt (GCN) licensing, which aims to achieve better outcomes for GCN conservation whilst streamlining the process for housing developers. [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:08+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Development Planning, Ecology, Heritage & Environment|

LUC Associate Director to speak at Planning For Housing conference

Our Associate Director of Planning Sarah Young will be speaking at the upcoming Planning For Housing conference in Manchester, hosted by Planning Resource. The event on Tuesday 28 March 2017 will see Sarah speaking about Green Belt reviews with members from the City [...]

Two LUC projects awarded Heritage Lottery Fund grants

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund have announced a total of more than £33m of grants for improvements and restoration work to 13 public parks in the UK, including two projects that we are proud to be [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:08+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Heritage & Environment, Landscape Management|

LUC Directors deliver Natural England training day

Our Landscape Planning Director Kate Ahern and Associate Director Rebecca Knight recently spent an engaging day in Worcester discussing and debating techniques for assessing landscape sensitivity and capacity with Natural England (NE) staff. NE has undertaken a strategic shift towards [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:09+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Heritage & Environment, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|