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LUC to work on Landscape Character and Sensitivity Assessment for Greater Manchester

LUC is delighted to be working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to produce a Landscape Character and Sensitivity Assessment for the ten constituent local authority areas. This project will provide landscape evidence to underpin the Greater Manchester Spatial [...]

2018-01-10T14:01:56+00:00 January 10th, 2018|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC wins three Landscape Institute Awards

After our success at last year's Landscape Institute awards during our 50th anniversary year, LUC has gone on to win three more awards at this year's ceremony. During the ceremony at The Brewery in London last week, our Plymouth Landscape, [...]

2017-11-28T14:05:12+00:00 November 28th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC picks up Scottish Award for Quality in Planning

LUC proudly accepted an award from the Scottish Government this week at their annual Quality in Planning ceremony. Our work on the Scottish Marine and Tourism Survey received recognition from the judges in the Partnership category which celebrates innovation in working [...]

2017-11-21T16:07:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

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 shortlisted for two Landscape Institute awards

We are delighted to be recognised for our hard work by the Landscape Institute by having two of our projects shortlisted for awards this year. Our Plymouth Landscape, Seascape and Sensitivity Assessment, which was commended by RTPI South West earlier [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 20th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LVIA chapter written by LUC Director for academic publication

The 4ᵗʰ edition of the academic book 'Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment' (2018), edited by Riki Therivel and Graham Wood, has been published and features a chapter on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) by our Director of Landscape [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 September 25th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC completes landscape evidence studies for Dartmoor National Park

Free roaming livestock are a feature of the upland landscape. Credit: LUC LUC’s Landscape Planning team has recently completed three linked landscape evidence studies for Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), providing up-to-date landscape evidence to support the National Park’s [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 September 14th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

Understanding and assessing seascape character

There is now greater interest in the coastal and marine environment than ever before, reflecting appreciation of its current and potential economic, environmental and recreational importance. This includes demand for developments that harness the natural resources of the sea, such [...]

2018-01-09T14:55:44+00:00 September 13th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

SNH provides clear focus for Scotland’s coastal landscapes with LUC input

With input from LUC’s Landscape Planning team, new guidance to help professionals assess the potential impacts of future development on Scotland’s coastal landscapes has been published last week by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). With marine recreation and tourism expenditure in [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 September 4th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|

LUC sponsoring Sea Scotland 2017 Conference

LUC is pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming Sea Scotland 2017 Conference next month. This year's conference focus has been announced as 'Sustainable Development of Scotland’s Seas: Securing Progress in Uncertain Times' and will welcome speakers from Scottish Government, Scottish Wildlife [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:07+00:00 May 19th, 2017|General news, Landscape & Seascape Assessment|