Our clients come to us for planning, design, and environmental advice across a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Central government and devolved administrations
  • Local and combined authorities
  • Environmental agencies and bodies
  • Housing, commercial and mixed-use
  • Energy, water and transport
  • Education and health
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Minerals and waste
  • Voluntary and charitable organisations

Our clients choose us because:

They value our determination to find the right solution

With over 50 years’ experience of tackling the most challenging projects, large and small, we’re not afraid to get stuck into planning problems, design high quality development, resolve challenging sites or manage complex groups of stakeholders in order to make the best and most sustainable use of land for future generations.

We are adept at looking at the bigger picture.  We love to be creative and to innovate.  But we also know it is important to be reliable, timely, and to pay attention to detail.

We’re good to work with: we really enjoy our jobs and we want our clients to be part of that

Whether you’re a commercial developer, utility company, government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts your goals at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand your aspirations and the challenges you face. Then we create tailored solutions that meet your needs and deliver the greatest value for your projects.

To find out how we can help you, please contact Jon Grantham

What our clients say…

Excellent, many thanks for the hard work and professional output – no suggestions for improvement!

Darren Tweed, Hyndburn Borough Council

Basing View has become much more of a pleasant environment. The little park makes a lot of difference for staff having somewhere to wander out to at lunchtime, and the planting is so beautiful as you drive or walk by.

Basing View worker

High quality service, proactive advice, and written reporting of very high standard

Kennoxhead

This was an ambitious project and LUC went that extra mile. This is unusual in the consultancy world and that has been noted. A very useful project has emerged.

Ecosystems Services Toolkit

I have appreciated LUC’s professional approach, quick response to our queries and willingness to go the extra mile to resolve issues.

East Cambridgeshire District Council

A large part of our progress is down to the service provided by you and your colleagues which has always demonstrated LUC’s core values of respect, integrity, drive and excellence.

Client

It was a pleasure working with LUC. All the LUC staff who were involved with the project were tremendously helpful and diligent which contributed greatly to its success.

Horniman Museum

LUC staff were extremely professional, polite and friendly, maintaining good communication throughout the project. Decisions about content and format were agreed between both parties at every stage, so the Council could be satisfied at the completion of the project that the study was fit for purpose.

Mid Devon Landscape Sensitivity Study

We have received fantastic service from start to finish from LUC and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the company to any of our clients. Looking forward to working with you again.

Ryecroft Hotel Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Very happy with the service – LUC rose to the occasion and delivered just what we needed, when we needed it.

Lindy MacLellan, Islay Energy Trust

Very useful meeting to think through the complex issues which informed the final report.

Healthy Urban Development Unit-Scoping Thinkpiece

We were delighted with the service received from LUC and at the professional and efficient project delivery of the officers we worked with (Sally Parker and Diana Manson).

Chichester Harbour State of the AONB Report

My experience of LUC has been extremely positive. There seems to be an ethos which commands proactivity, continuous improvement, personability, and technical professionalism.

Nicola Bell, RWE Npower Renewables

The work carried out by LUC for WSCC has been of the highest standard. We were kept informed of progress and any issues that arose were quickly dealt with. The technical knowledge and planning experience of the team working on our study was second to none. We would happily work with LUC again.

West Sussex Wharves and Railheads Study

The service supplied by LUC was of an exceptionally high quality. The project was of a complex and demanding nature and the standard of technical work, the commitment to meeting very tight deadlines and the ever present pleasant and happy demeanour of all involved from LUC was a credit to the company.

West Northants Joint Core Strategy SA & HRA Addendums

A creative and inventive practice that works collaboratively with its client, achieving outstanding work grounded in technical excellence and value for money.

Oxford Brookes University

LUC has added considerable value to the Active Spaces project in Camden with their professionalism and creative approach. The team have delivered not only innovative bespoke designs, but further opportunities for partnership working and exceptional customer service.

Camden Council

The delivery was first class and resulted in planning permission being awarded.

Forestry Commission

We have a good working relationship with LUC and can rely upon them to deliver the SA to agreed timescales which is important to ensure the council hits its consultation deadlines

Victoria Chapman

All the LUC staff we worked with were professional, objective, helpful and it was a pleasure to work with them.They addressed and resolved problems, and provided helpful suggestions. They responded well to changes in circumstances and kept momentum on projects

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

I found the whole of LUC’s team a real pleasure to work with and I was particularly heartened by their determination to stand by their principles and professional convictions when the occasion demanded.

Oxfordshire County Council

LUC has continued to provide us with a high-quality professional service. This included appearing at our Resumed Examination Hearings for our Local Plan and preparing the SA Adoption Statement.

West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit

The Isle of Canna Community Development Trust were delighted with the depth and quality of expertise offered to us by LUC in the field of landscape and visual assessment.

Isle of Canna Community Development Trust, Your Content Goes Here

I have been impressed by the way in which a team having diverse professional expertise has apparently worked together seamlessly to produce a challenging report to a tight deadline.

Dave Nash, North-West Leicestershire Council

I have worked with LUC a lot over the past 14 years on a range of small and large projects. I am always impressed by the team’s commitment to the project and understanding and knowledge of the Park’s needs.

Jo Scrivener, The Royal Parks

I was very impressed with the LUC team’s dedication to the project and their excellent customer focus. I really appreciated the positive, problem-solving response their team has shown in what has been a very complex project.

Dave Hooley, Historic England, Your Content Goes Here
[We] found Rebecca Knight very easy to work with and her input to the appeal was of a very high standard – the Council’s QC was (rightfully) fulsome in his praise of her as a witness.

Martin Bourne, Bracknell Forest Council, Your Content Goes Here

Real pleasure working with you again, and thanks for going above and beyond!

Tim Maiden

Many thanks for the help that you and your colleagues have provided us over the last few years. It’s certainly helped us reach our goal of adoption, which will be achieved very soon.  The work has been of a consistently high quality; you have been very responsive to our requests and, importantly, your costs were fair!

Cotswold District Council

I was very impressed with the quality of the HRA reports and other outputs. Also, with responsiveness to our requests. Overall,
excellent value for money, which is very important to local planning authorities.

Chris Vickery, Cotswold District Council

Peter Lawrence, Rebecca Knight and Richard Hannay are a credit to your firm.  Very professional and authoritative.

UK Regeneration

Laura and the LUC team provided a first-class service, always kept us up to date on the latest status of the project and provided an honest professional opinion.

Airvolution Clean Energy
LUC’s team had a very positive, client-focussed attitude throughout their work on this project, taking care to identify and discuss with us the resolution of potential issues in the project’s execution and, overall, maintaining good communications to ensure both client and contractor clearly understood each others’ needs. That has resulted in a set of well-presented project products, matching our expectations and which we are confident will prove effective for their contextualising roles in heritage-led regeneration.
Dave Hooley, Historic England

LUC was fantastic to work with and delivered a wonderful landscape at our new campus. The quality was brilliant for the budget provided and established itself well in spite of the very hot summer.

University of Northampton

LUC: fabulous team.

Crown Point Estate

LUC was very professional and appreciative of the changing and emerging scope of the way we were producing our policy documents. We had to vary our timetable because of the amount of response we had in consultation and our approach to completing documents changed. LUC worked flexibly with us under changing circumstances and still delivered to the agreed timetable and to a very high standard.

Samantha Tharm

Thank you for all the support and advice that you’ve given us. It’s been a pleasure to work with such a committed and passionate team. You love and believe in your work, and that comes across in everything you do.

Principal Planning Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council

In managing this job, LUC was competitive on price, budget management, and took a lead role in a multi-team, multi-stakeholder interest project. LUC tailored their service to meet the needs of our project, particularly in respect of achieving milestone deadlines.

Brookfield Renewable UK

Thank you for all of your help with the work you have produced for us on SA/SEA and HRA in support of the preparation and adoption of the New Local Plan for the Borough of Oadby & Wigston. Due to the timescales of the project, we had involvement of staff from your Bristol and London offices. This transition was dealt with very well by your team.

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council

Was really pleased with the work undertaken by LUC who was very organized, professional and efficient.

Eden District Council

Melissa Kurihara provided us with an excellent service, providing management support at a challenging time for the service which enabled us to continue providing the level of service Breckland Council expects of us. She added value to the Local Plan process as well as the monitoring report for our five year housing land supply. Following Melissa’s help we have a strong process in place to enable to us to be more efficient when doing our housing supply reports. I would be happy for Melissa to work with us at any time.

Breckland Council

The Five Year Land Supply Review was carried out robustly and within deadlines. It has already been used to support the existence of a five year housing land supply in a number of public inquiries.

Tom Dillarstone

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Some of our clients

Peel Holdings
Countryside Properties
City & Country

FaulknerBrowns
David Morley Architects
Feilden Clegg Bradley

Scottish Power
Scottish & Southern

South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen

University of Northampton
Winchester College
Royal Russell School

Peabody

2020 Renewables
RES UK
Mainstream Renewable Power

Scottish Government
Welsh Government

Natural England
Scottish Natural Heritage
Natural Resources Wales

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
London Borough of Camden
West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit
Liverpool City Council
Perth & Kinross Council

Aecom
Arup
Turner & Townsend

National Trust
RSPB
CPRE

New Forest National Park Authority
Lake District National Park Authority
Chilterns AONB

DEFRA
DCLG

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