Locally accountable new town development corporations – 2

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David Lock

David Lock on the proposed new regulations to allow locally accountable New Town Development Corporations to be set up under the New Towns Act.

Please click here to read the latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal by David Lock. 

DLA secures permission for new homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City

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Phil Copsey

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has resolved to grant Outline planning permission for over 200 new homes at the Croxton and Garry site, part of Swanscombe Peninsula.  

DLA, who has been working in the area for several years, submitted the application on behalf of Swanscombe Development LLP for 220 residential dwellings and a new vehicular access off Tiltman Avenue. Read more »

Ebbsfleet Garden City New Homes

DLA celebrate Milton Keynes’ birthday in finale of year long campaign

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Simon Collier

Throughout 2017, David Lock Associates (DLA) has been celebrating MK50 (the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes) by showcasing 49 of the city’s 22 million trees on mk50trees.com.  To complete the showcase and make the golden 50, DLA launched a drawing competition to find a child to plant the 50th tree.

After a rigorous competition process, a ceremony was held today (23.01.2018) – on the day of Milton Keynes’ 51st birthday – as Hermione from Stony Stratford was invited to plant the historic 50th tree in the presence of the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr David Hopkins.  Read more »

DLA assist aerospace firm with multi-million pound plans

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David Keene

David Lock Associates has submitted a planning application, on behalf of International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt Plc, for a multi-million pound facility in the West Midlands. At 440,000 sq.ft, the new hub will be built at Ansty, near Coventry and provide a base for up to 1,000 employees. Read more »

Meggitt Plc planning application | DLA

O2C becomes CaMKoX – the arc is re-ignited

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David Lock

David Lock on the National Infrastructure Commission’s proposals for new housing and new town building in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc.

Please click here to read the latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal by David Lock. 

New Homes with riverside setting in Sunderland

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Matthew Lappin

Plans for up to 700 new homes adjoining Wearside’s newest bridge (The Northern Spire) have been submitted to Sunderland City Council.

Submitted by David Lock Associates on behalf of O&H Properties, the proposals include a mixed use local centre, new primary school, community playing fields and a riverside park.

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New Year, New Towns

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David Keene

New Year, New Towns: 2018 promises to be a pivotal year in the way the country addresses its pressing housing shortage. The government at last seems to be serious about setting up five new garden towns, backed by appropriate powers.  These are to be firmly rooted in local communities with expressions of interest invited from potential host authorities. DLA physically sits at the geographical centre of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge growth corridor.  This will be a prime focus of attention and significant investment – clearly flagged by the National Infrastructure Commission with its suggestion of a 200,000 population new town between Bicester and Bletchley.  Read more »

New Year, New Towns | David Lock Associates

DLA Master Plan for Bury St Edmunds adopted

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Matthew Lappin

Bury St Edmunds master plan (or MAP as it is known) has been formally approved by councillors as a supplementary planning document. David Lock Associates were commissioned by St Edmundsbury Borough Council to produce a masterplan for the town centre. Working closely with a commissioning group of key stakeholders, a number of issues were identified and agreed together with a range of aspirations to address them.  

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dla master plan bury st edmunds adopted

DLA present University award

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Duncan Chadwick

Duncan Chadwick, Partner at DLA, Alumnus and former External Examiner at Cardiff University and now visiting lecturer at the School of Geography and Planning, attended the School’s annual prize-giving event on 5 December 2017 to present the DLA sponsored prize for the best and most professional ‘Live Project’ to Geraint Jones, a member of the successful group on the MSc Spatial Planning & Development course.

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University Award | DLA

Phase One of Swindon New Eastern Villages Development wins support

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Francesca Parmenter

Phase One of Swindon New Eastern Villages Development wins support.Swindon Borough Council has resolved to grant planning consent for development proposals, submitted on behalf of Hallam Land Management, Hannick Homes & Developments and Taylor Wimpey UK, for phase one of the ‘New Eastern Villages’ development allocated in Swindon Borough Council’s Local Plan, which, when complete, will comprise some 8,000 new homes, employment, retail, education, and leisure uses associated infrastructure.  Read more »

Swindon New Eastern Villages