LUC is an award-winning environmental consultancy providing planning, impact assessment, landscape design, ecology and geospatial services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.

With a track record of over 50 years and a team of over 180 skilled professionals, we are united by a determination to achieve sustainable development on behalf of our clients. With the current climate emergency in mind, we ensure that all our work promotes climate change mitigation and resilience.

We became a fully employee-owned business in January 2020, sharing profits on an equal basis and involving everyone in key decisions. This helps secure our continued independence as well as aligning our governance structure with our culture and values.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. We care about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

Our Values

  • Contribution – Making a difference to the world we live in
  • Innovation – Achieving excellence through creativity
  • Collaboration – Realising together we are stronger
  • Intelligence – Nurturing talented minds to deliver success
  • Professionalism – Demanding integrity and quality in all we do

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Landscape Design Service LUC
Masterplanning - Stakeholder engagement - Education - Healthcare - Historic landscapes - Housing - Commercial developments - Parks & greenspace - Play - Public realm
Strategic Planning & Assessment Service LUC
Local Plan evidence studies and policy formulation - Growth options studies - Policy and site assessments - SEA/Sustainability Appraisal - Habitats Regulations Assessment - Heritage Impact Assessment - Green Belt studies - Neighbourhood Planning - Public examination expert witness
Masterplanning for development - Research and strategy development - Development management - Feasibility studies - Stakeholder engagement - Planning applications - Expert Witness services - Discharge of planning conditions
Townscape appraisals - Development and infrastructure frameworks - Masterplanning - Public realm design - Urban parks - Community consultation
EIA project management - EIA screening and scoping advice - Environmental Statement/EIA report preparation - Environmental Statement/EIA report review - EIA training delivery - Expert Witness services
Landscape, townscape & seascape character assessment - Landscape sensitivity & capacity studies - Development feasibility, LVIA & photomontage - Independent review & Expert Witness - Planning and management of designated landscapes - Design guidance and mitigation - Rural policy and research - Green infrastructure strategies
Landscape Management and Maintenance Plans - Conservation Management Plans - Parkland Plans - Greenspace and open space audits and strategies - Landscape maintenance specifications and monitoring - Access infrastructure - Landscape management and governance
Habitat & vegetation survey - Protected species survey & mitigation - Ecological Appraisal - Ecological Impact Assessment - Habitat Management Plans & habitat creation - Ecological Clerk of Works services & on-site supervision - Biodiversity policy & planning
Impact assessment and heritage statements - Evidence, site assessment and advice for local plans - Policy, research and guidance - Characterisation - Asset condition surveys and management plans - Expert Witness and evidence review

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