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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|

From 25 Year Environment Plan to NPPF – whatever happened to ‘environmental net gains’?

It is only two months since the 25 Year Environment Plan was launched, and now the Government has published its consultation version of a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), giving a timely opportunity firmly to embed the principle [...]

Does the draft revised NPPF affect Sustainability Appraisal of local plans?

The recent publication of the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework and other supporting documents signal a number of changes to plan-making.  Jonathan Pearson asks what it means for Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of local plans. The Government established the Local [...]

2018-03-19T10:50:11+00:00 March 19th, 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 [...]

Share your views on Bexley’s open space and sport facilities

LUC and Continuum Sport and Leisure have recently been commissioned by London Borough of Bexley to review how public open spaces, sports facilities and other green infrastructure (GI) assets are used in the area. An important element of this work [...]

2018-03-08T15:01:06+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

Meet our talented new Glasgow staff

We've recently welcomed four new members to our expanding Glasgow team across many areas of the company. Find our more about their experience, expertise and how they can support your projects below. David Ferguson: Principal Landscape Planner David is [...]

LUC finalist at RTPI planning awards

LUC is thrilled to be a finalist at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Plan Making Practice’ categories for a project undertaken on behalf of London Borough of Tower Hamlets – ‘Connecting Communities for [...]

2018-02-14T12:16:45+00:00 February 14th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC Managing Director to speak at ‘protecting natural capital’ seminar

LUC's Managing Director, Jeremy Owen, is set to speak at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar this week. The seminar, which will cover policy priorities for protecting natural capital in England and the role of a 25-year Environment Plan, [...]

2018-02-09T12:52:59+00:00 February 9th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC updates Taunton Deane Green Infrastructure Strategy

Taunton Deane Borough Council has published its Green Infrastructure Strategy Update, produced by LUC. The Green Infrastructure (GI) Strategy updates the strategy we produced in 2009. Our update reviewed the evidence base and identified current priority projects for delivering a [...]

2018-02-06T10:26:46+00:00 February 6th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|