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Embracing the new EIA Regulations

As competent EIA experts, LUC staff are getting to grips with the new topic areas that have been introduced though the EIA Regulations implemented in May 2017: Whilst climate change is already an important environmental, social and economic policy concern, [...]

2017-11-22T11:53:26+00:00 October 24th, 2017|General news|

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|

LUC developing Health and Wellbeing toolkit

Working with the landscape to release more of its power for good is essentially what everyone at LUC has been doing since we started over fifty years ago. Evidence of the benefits to health and wellbeing from physical activity and [...]

2017-10-25T13:14:56+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Education & Leisure, General news, Landscape Architecture|

LUC’s GIS team starts work on the TTTV Spatial Strategy

LUC has been commissioned to develop the Spatial Strategy for the 'Transforming the Trent Valley' (TTTV) partnership. TTTV, which evolved from The Central Rivers Initiative (CRI), is a broad based partnership representing key interest groups that are working together to [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 18th, 2017|General news, GIS & Visualisation|

LUC assists with landscape design and LVIA for Cairn Duhie Wind Farm

An appeal has been allowed and consent granted by Scottish Ministers for Cairn Duhie Wind Farm, which will have a generating capacity of up to 60MW. Landscape architects at LUC assisted RES with the successful design of the layout and prepared [...]

2017-10-17T12:16:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Energy & Infrastructure, General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|

LUC’s EIA ‘competent experts’ retain IEMA Quality Mark

We are pleased to announce that we have retained our IEMA EIA Quality Mark for 2017-2018. This is even more important now that the new Regulations require EIAs to be undertaken by EIA 'competent experts'. We were commended for our efforts [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 12th, 2017|EIA, General news|

LUC becomes partner of Manchester City of Trees initiative

LUC has become a partner of City of Trees, a charity initiative set to increase the amount of trees in Greater Manchester. City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement, set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by restoring underused, unloved [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 11th, 2017|General news|

LUC featured in Philip’s 2018 Stargazing Guide

The Philip's 2018 Stargazing Guide, which is a fantastic resource for amateur astronomers, has just been published and this year's edition contains a section on dark skies and light pollution featuring the Night Blight maps produced by LUC. We worked alongside [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 6th, 2017|General news, GIS & Visualisation|

LUC Ecologist granted new SNH badger licence

LUC's Director of Ecology, Steve Jackson-Matthews, has been granted a new-style badger licence following Scottish Natural Heritage's review of licensing procedures. The new licence aims to empower experienced ecologists to disturb and destroy badger setts for development purposes, without having [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Ecology, General news|

Strong results for LUC in its 50th anniversary year

We are pleased to report a strong set of financial results for 2016. Turnover is up nearly 12% to £8.3 million, and operating profit up by nearly 50% to just over £300,000 in the year ended 31 December 2016. Staff [...]

2017-10-25T16:43:06+00:00 September 26th, 2017|General news|