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Faith groups planning report published

A ground-breaking report on planning for faith communities in Barking & Dagenham has been published. The report, by CAG in conjunction with LUC, Dr Richard Gale (Cardiff University) and Dr Andrew Rogers (Roehampton University) provides a model for other local [...]

2018-08-15T12:05:05+00:00 August 15th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC Director to speak at Planning for Climate Change conference

LUC’s Director of Planning, Sarah Young, is delighted to be a confirmed speaker at this year’s Planning for Climate Change conference, organised by Westminster Briefing. The conference, which is titled “Preparing, Adapting & Responding Locally” will provide a comprehensive overview of [...]

2018-07-24T12:18:28+00:00 July 24th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC helps New Forest District Council with HRA of Local Plan

New Forest District Council has published the Proposed Submission draft of its Local Plan Part 1 for stakeholder consultation. The Local Plan sets out a strategy and policies for the use, development or protection of land and buildings in New [...]

2018-07-03T08:30:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC’s Green Belt assessment work escalates

LUC's Planning team is pleased to have won multiple pieces of Green Belt assessment work recently. We have been commissioned to undertake Green Belt studies for the London Borough of Barnet and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. In addition we are continuing [...]

2018-07-02T09:54:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC Planning Intern receives RTPI Trust Bursary

LUC is delighted to announce that our Environmental Planning Intern in Bristol, Sarah Bannister, has received an RTPI Trust Bursary to aid her in her future studies. The bursary was set up to help high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds or living [...]

2018-06-04T16:02:26+00:00 June 4th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC finalist for Esri Customer Success Award

Esri UK has recognised LUC this year for our innovative uses of GIS. LUC has been announced as a finalist for an Esri UK Customer Success Award in the Planning & Analysis category which celebrates businesses that use spatial analysis [...]

2018-05-16T09:38:17+00:00 May 16th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC Associate speaks at RTPI South East sustainability appraisal event

Our Associate Environmental Planner, Jonathan Pearson was invited to speak at RTPI South East's SA/SEA event last week. Jonathan shared a consultant’s perspective on assessing the sustainability of Local Plans, covering how to get the working relationship with your SA [...]

2018-05-16T14:39:30+00:00 May 15th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC maps dark skies and light pollution in County Mayo

LUC has published an interactive map illustrating the darkest skies and areas of light pollution in County Mayo, Ireland in a project funded by The Heritage Council. The project ‘Protecting the Night Skies of County Mayo’ shows how artificial lighting [...]

2018-04-13T09:04:51+00:00 April 11th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC Associate to speak at Strategic Environmental Assessment seminar

LUC's Associate Planner, Jonathan Pearson, will be speaking at an RTPI training seminar next month. The seminar will assess the impact of policies using strategic environmental assessments and sustainability appraisals as an integral part of the plan making process. Jonathan [...]

2018-04-09T14:31:31+00:00 April 9th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC to produce Isle of Wight Settlement Coalescence Study

LUC’s Planning and Landscape Planning teams are working together on a settlement coalescence study, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council. We recently won the commission to carry out an assessment of settlement coalescence sensitivity within the Isle of [...]