ENDS Directory

The complete guide to environmental consultants and service providers


LUC is an independent planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally. With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 100 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.

Featured services

Ecology/land management

Ecology is at the heart of our work, being integral to the understanding of sustainable land use and management. Ecologists at LUC provide a range of services, seeking at all times to maximise opportunities for biodiversity in line with other project objectives.We have experience in both terrestrial and freshwater environments, covering most UK habitats and species.

Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)

LUC has been at the forefront of SEA & EIA practice and research for many years. We undertake SEAs of spatial policies and plans at all levels from the national to local. At the project EIA level we provide advice at all stages of project implementation in a wide range of sectors. LUC also undertakes Habitats Regulations Assessment where required alongside EIA and SEA.

Renewable energy

The siting, assessment and delivery of renewable energy projects is one of our biggest areas of work. LUC is well-renowned for independent, thorough advice for landowners, developers, agencies, communities and public sector clients, taking a balanced and objective view on the best solution.Our work on site selection, feasibility studies and grid connection routeing has aided the identification of sustainable and deliverable projects. We have experience of a range of renewable energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind and solar energy.

Waste & recycling

LUC has a detailed understanding of the issues and challenges surrounding planning for waste management. We provide a range of waste management services from national policy and planning research and guidance studies, to regional and local waste capacity and siting assessments and waste development plan preparation and associated sustainability appraisal.

Active services

Services/specialisms by percentage of recent turnover
Ecology/land management17
Expert evidence/witness6
Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)17
Landscape management17
Master planning6
Renewable energy17
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)10
Waste & recycling5