Models of land use change (LUCC models) play an important role in understanding the mechanisms of occurrence of changes in land use and are very useful in supporting the various policies directly or indirectly affecting the spatial distribution of land use. In the last 20 years there has been intensive development of LUCC models in connection with the progress in obtaining detailed spatial information about land surface and processing techniques of spatial data. The LUCC models have developed into the models taking into account several forms of land use (so called integrated models) and performing calculations in a regular grid of cells. An example of a model, that was developed and modified several times over the past 20 years is CLUE framework. In this paper methodological assumptions and parameters of the model, as well as the history of its development and applications are presented.