What kind of development corporation where?

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David Lock

David Lock on the use of Development Corporations in new-community building and the vital role of the New Towns Act.

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

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DLA submits plans for 252 homes in Barrow, Lancashire

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Greg Pearce

David Lock Associates (DLA) has submitted a reserved matters application to Ribble Valley Borough Council for 252 homes and associated works on behalf of clients – Barrow Lands Company Limited – on their land to the west of Whalley Road, Barrow, Lancashire. The reserved matters application relates to the southern parcel of the site. The overall site, for up to 504 dwellings, obtained outline planning permission following an appeal and Public Inquiry in 2013, which was subsequently allowed by the Secretary of State in February 2014. Read more »

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Recruiting Ambitious Planners

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates is recruiting Planners who are MRTPI qualified, or working towards their APC, with over 2 years’ development management experience. To find out more click here

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Riverside Regeneration gets the Green Light

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Phil Copsey

Ebbsfleet riverside regeneration obtained the green light. The development corporation has unanimously resolved to grant outline planning permission for new homes and jobs at Northfleet Embankment West, a key site within Ebbsfleet Garden City. 

The proposals, promoted and master planned by David Lock Associates on behalf of Northfleet Property LLP, will breathe new life into 31 hectares of land at this former cement works site and reconnect the existing community to the River Thames.  Read more »

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Milton Keynes celebrates 50 years of outstanding achievement in town building

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Joanne Cave

The much revered and loved Milton Keynes reached its 50th birthday this month. Loved by those in the know, derided by those who don’t understand, defended by the many who carry the torch for its original vision and still growing at a rapid rate, never did a single city cause so much debate and discussion. As our Government looks to a new generation of garden towns and villages, the lessons learnt from the UK’s most beautiful and successful new town have never been more relevant. The town is testament to the enduring value and relevance of city visioning, social planning, innovative design, infrastructure led development, economic ambition and, crucially, bold public sector investment.

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housing, housing, housing – the agenda for 2017

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David Lock

David Lock on the need for an independent body to advise on the scale of housing development required, and on ways to tackle slow rates of housing delivery

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

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Committee votes in favour of Canterbury Urban Extension

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Joanne Cave

Canterbury City Council’s Planning Committee has voted overwhelmingly in support of Canterbury Urban Extension, a hybrid planning application for a 4000 dwelling urban extension known as Mountfield Park to the south of the city. The proposals, brought forward by Kent based developer Corinthian (Mountfield) Ltd. also make provision for 70,000 square metres of B1 floor space, two primary schools, over 80 hectares of public green space and woodland planting, new health and community services and local shops. Read more »

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DLA win appeal in Oxfordshire

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates (DLA) has had success on appeal in overturning a decision by Cherwell District Council to refuse reserved matters approval for three dwellings on a site at Stratton Audley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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Town centre regeneration plans announced in Doncaster

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Andrew Fisher

Detailed visionary plans to revamp Doncaster town centre have been unveiled with the launch of the Doncaster Urban Centre Masterplan.

Business leaders from Doncaster and across the region came together last week (24/11/2016) to hear about the transformational plans.

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones, said: “I am delighted to be able to launch the Doncaster Urban Centre Masterplan. A thriving centre is key to the success of any place but this does not just happen. There needs to be a comprehensive plan which is achievable and will make a real difference. That is what we have developed for Doncaster!

“We have been working very closely with David Lock Associates and partners to outline how the town centre needs to develop to ensure its future prosperity. The final document, which will be fully released in early 2017 will not only shape the planning and design of the town centre, but mark our intention for change.  Read more »

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DLA to prepare future vision for Bury St Edmunds

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Matthew Lappin

David Lock Associates and Peter Brett Associates have been appointed by a Working Group to produce a masterplan for Bury St Edmunds town centre.

The Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Working Group, includes representatives of Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District, the Bury Chamber of Commerce, Bury Market Liaison Group, the Bury Society, the Bury Town Trust, Bury Town Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Suffolk County Council.

The first stage of work will see an issues and options report prepared, to highlight what the challenges are both now and for the future of the town, plus how some of these might be addressed. That will go out to public consultation in the spring before forming a more detailed vision for the town centre which will go out to consultation in the summer. Read more »

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