Milton Keynes Community Foundation Vital Signs 2018

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“By most measures, Milton Keynes is a highly successful place: growing population, strong average earnings, high Gross Value Added, lots of new businesses, more jobs than workers, etc, etc.  So it is somewhat ironic that, in the same week that Teresa May announces “The End of Austerity”, Milton Keynes Community Foundation released its annual Vital… Read more »

Over 5,000 new homes approved for new community in Peterborough

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Outline planning consent has been granted for 5,350 new homes at Great Haddon in Peterborough. Great Haddon was allocated as a sustainable urban extension to Peterborough following its identification as one of several sub-regional growth opportunities in the mid 2000s.   The subsequent submission, by O&H Properties, of a development concept for the new community prepared… Read more »

On stewardship

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David Lock on the importance of long-term stewardship of community assets within the Garden City model. Please click here to read the latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal by David Lock. 

How long does it take to adopt a local plan?

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government track progress of local plans for local planning authorities in England. DLA’s analysis of this data has found that local plans: Take an average of 19 months to adopt from the point of final publication, with the slowest being 45 months and the fastest being 7 months…. Read more »

Groundbreaking – work starts at Ansty

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Development work has begun on a multi-million-pound manufacturing site at Prospero Ansty near Coventry. David Lock Associates submitted a detailed planning application on behalf of Manse Opus (Ansty) LLP & Rolls-Royce Plc, to provide a new UK manufacturing base for International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt Plc, in December 2017.

DLA commissioned for strategic development in Braintree

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David Lock Associates (DLA) has been appointed by the Unex Group as planning consultant and masterplanner for the redevelopment of the Towerlands Park site, a former equestrian centre to the north-west of Braintree, for up to 700 homes in Braintree district, including local retail facilities, early years and childcare nursery, and public open space for… Read more »