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Limited Company | landuse.co.uk

43 Chalton Street

Telephone: 020 7383 5784
Fax: 020 7383 4798
Contact: Mr Philip Smith

Other offices in: Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Email: london@landuse.co.uk

Website: landuse.co.uk


43 Chalton Street

Telephone: 020 7383 5784
Fax: 020 7383 4798
Contact: Mr Philip Smith

Email: london@landuse.co.uk


37 Otago Street
G12 8JJ

Telephone: 0141 3349595
Fax: 0141 3347789
Contact: Mr Nick James

Email: glasgow@landuse.co.uk


12th Floor
Colston Tower
Colston Street

Telephone: 0117 929 1997
Fax: 0117 929 1998
Contact: Ms Taran Livingston

Email: bristol@landuse.co.uk


28 Stafford Street

Telephone: 0131 202 1616
Contact: Mr Nick James

Email: edinburgh@landuse.co.uk

Mr Jon Grantham MRTPI

Mr Philip Smith BA (Hons.) MRTPI

Mr Jeremy Owen MRTPI

Ms Helen Kent MRTPI

Mr Nick Hilton BSC, LLM, MBA

Mr Nick James MRTPI

Ms Sarah Young MRTPI

Ms Melissa McGinley MRTPI


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Diversification, Estates, Horticulture, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Characterisation Studies, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Development Strategies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications


City Centre Tall Buildings



Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, House Extensions, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet, Local Authority IT Guidance / Systems


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning


Appeals, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Rambling, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , European Funding, Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      125
Total Professional Staff      105
Chartered Town Planners      9
Landscape & Environment Professionals      86
Conservation Professionals      10
Turnover      £7.5M
Quality Assured      yes

Countries operated in: Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania

Countries operated in: Asia

China, Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan

Countries operated in: Europe

Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries operated in: Oceania

New Zealand


LUC is a town planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally. With a track record spanning over 50 years and a team of over 100 skilled professionals, we provide integrated solutions for public, private and third sector clients.

Our planning services include:

Strategic Planning and Appraisal

Developing robust evidence to support planning policy development, site allocations and planning applications is a key part of our work. Our key areas of expertise include planning for housing, Green Belts, waste management, minerals, open space, forestry, green infrastructure, renewable energy and social infrastructure (e.g. places of worship). Our complementary Sustainability Appraisal /SEA and HRA services have helped more than 70 local authorities to prepare sound plans, with no legal challenges to date.

  • Research and Strategy Development
  • Local and Neighbourhood Planning
  • Evidence Base Studies
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Expert Witness Services
  • SEA/Sustainability Appraisal
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • Training

Development Planning

We help private and public sector developers to achieve their aims throughout the development planning process, from initial feasibility studies to post-application support including discharge of planning conditions. Our experience includes housing and mixed use development, minerals and waste planning, renewable energy, primary, secondary and tertiary education, agriculture and forestry development and sport and recreation. With our complementary landscape, heritage, ecology and EIA services we help clients to maximise the potential of their development and reduce planning risks.

  • Masterplanning for Development
  • Research and Strategy Development
  • Development Management
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Planning Applications
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions

Environmental Impact Assessment

We are specialists in managing the EIA process and help cleints secure relevant consents while protecting the environment. Recent EIA projects include housing and mixed use developments, energy, transport, and forestry developments. We undertake ES reviews for planning authorities and have prepared EIA guidance for governments, key agencies and professional bodies.

  • EIA Project Management
  • EIA Screening and Scoping Advice
  • Environmental Statement Preparation
  • Environmental Statement Review
  • EIA Training Delivery
  • Expert Witness Services

Public and third sector clients include County and District Councils, Defra, DCLG, Natural England, Environment Agency, Histoic England, Natural Resources Wales, Forestry Commission, The National Trust, CPRE and Business Improvement Districts.

Private sector clients include Thames Water, The Rutland Group, independent schools, City & Country Group, Scottish Power, RWE Innogy, and Renewable Energy Systems.