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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|

LUC ecology builds for a busy 2018

2017 was a year of growth and development for LUC’s Ecology team. We listened to our clients and continued to build a team that could provide expert ecological advice to a wide range of development types, all across the UK. [...]

2018-01-26T15:59:47+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Ecology, General news|

LUC planning team expands into Manchester

LUC’s planning team has set up a new base in our Manchester office as our Environmental Planner, Jennifer Rea, makes the move from London to the north of England. Jennifer specialises in environmental impact assessment for energy schemes, mixed-use developments, and [...]

2018-01-25T14:07:46+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Environmental Impact Assessment, General news|

Collaboration will deliver the right homes in the right places

Greater collaboration between the public and private sectors is paramount to address the chronic shortage of affordable and sustainable housing in Greater Manchester. The region is facing an unprecedented crisis in the housing sector with city leaders arguing that Greater [...]

2018-01-30T13:40:46+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Development Planning, General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC to update Chichester State of the AONB report

We are pleased to once again be working with the Chichester Harbour Conservancy to produce an up-to-date State of the AONB report for the nationally protected landscape. This will be a joint project with close working between our Landscape Planning [...]

2018-01-25T10:13:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

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|

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 Planning & Assessment|

LUC to produce landscape permeability maps for Cranborne Chase + Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership

LUC is excited to begin working with the Cranborne Chase + Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership to identify and map existing semi-natural habitats within the Landscape Partnership area and identify priority areas and habitats for restoration, improvement and creation. The Cranborne [...]

2018-01-24T15:33:54+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Ecology, General news|