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LUC to lead on Penrith Vision Masterplan

LUC has been appointed by Eden District Council to lead on the Penrith Vision Masterplan in Cumbria. The aim of the project is to prepare an evidence based Strategic Masterplan that will provide a resolute case for how Eden District [...]

2018-02-13T12:28:41+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Development Planning, Ecology, General news, Historic Environment, Landscape Design|

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 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 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|

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, Historic 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, Historic 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 [...]

2018-01-24T15:35:29+00:00 August 15th, 2017|General news, Historic 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|Historic Environment, Urban Design & Masterplanning|

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|Historic 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, Historic Environment|