About Us

Dedicated to conserving and enhancing the environment
About Us

LUC is dedicated to conserving and enhancing the environment and promoting sustainable development on behalf of our clients. With more than 45 years' experience, our specialist team of over 100 staff is located across four UK offices. Our work is underpinned by core values of respect, integrity, drive and excellence.

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Our Aims

  • an informed, diligent, independent and honest service to all our clients
  • a holistic approach to environmental issues
  • design innovation to improve quality of life
  • to be carbon neutral across our four offices

Our Story

One of the UK’s first specialist environmental consultancies, LUC was founded in 1966 by conservationist, author and former head of the Nature Conservancy Council, Max Nicholson. Following a conference for conservation specialists, government and business representatives to discuss how, collectively, they could manage our countryside better, which indentified a huge demand for professional environmental advice, Max took the plunge and created Land Use Consultants. In 1973, Mark Lintell joined the company and his benchmark for sustainability set standards for others to follow. LUC now has offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

Our quality and environmental management systems, covering all our services, were approved by BSI in March 2011.

Quality Policy

Environmental Policy

An Ethical Consultancy

LUC is driven by an objective environmental ethos, evident throughout our teams of committed, principled environmentalists. Our approach considers sustainability, quality and innovation. Helping to mitigate and adapt to the threat of climate change is a priority running throughout our work. Advising on the bigger picture, LUC has a reputation for going beyond the brief and solves problems based on the most sustainable option. An independent company, LUC is employee owned and managed. Often invited onto steering committees and stakeholder groups, we debate issues in a reasonable and intelligent way, giving a straightforward unbiased view. Our clients include central, devolved and local government, public sector agencies, regulatory bodies, private sector companies and the third sector, both UK and overseas.