New recruits at DLA

Posted by

Joanne Cave

The arrival at David Lock Associates this week of planning graduate Colette Portway marks the continued success of the Company’s ongoing recruitment drive. Read more »

Housing numbers – the proposed standard formula

Posted by

David Lock

David Lock on the art and science of town and country planning, and the unintended consequences that may flow from the urge to develop a standard formula on the difficult question of housing numbers.

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

Mercedes Benz improvements given go ahead in Bromley

Posted by

David Keene

David Lock Associates has secured planning permission for the reconfiguration of a car dealership in the London Borough of Bromley on behalf of clients, Mercedes Benz UK Ltd. Read more »

Barrow residential development moves forward

Posted by

Greg Pearce

David Lock Associates (DLA) has secured reserved matters approval for 225 homes 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 »

Active Design at the National Urban Design Conference

Posted by

Keith Brown

David Lock Associates were pleased to participate in the 2017 National Urban Design conference in Manchester; Associate Urban Designer Keith Brown gave a presentation on Active Design at the second day of the conference on Friday 8th September. DLA’s work with Sport England and Public Health England on Active Design complemented the theme of this year’s conference Health Happiness Harmony: How Urban Design can make it happen. Read more »

Should development benefits outweigh neighbourhood plans?

Posted by

David Lock

David Lock on the approval, after a Call-In inquiry, of a development application that ran counter to the intentions of the makers of the Central Milton Keynes business neighbourhood plan.

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

Permission granted for first Local Centre at Ebbsfleet Garden City

Posted by

Helen Armes

Reserved matters consent for the first local centre building in Ebbsfleet Garden City was approved unanimously by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation planning committee last week. Read more »

DLA secure permission for new development in Aston Clinton

Posted by

Katie Christou

David Lock Associates has secured Outline approval for up to 36 new homes within the heart of Aston Clinton village, for local independent developer Laxton Properties.  The benefits to the village, which is located near to Aylesbury, have been a fundamental reason for gaining Parish Council support for this sustainable development.  Read more »

Mitchelswood Farm, Newick: High Court Judgement

Posted by

Will Cousins

The High Court has today quashed the decision, granted by the Secretary of State following call-in, for 50 houses at Mitchelswood Farm, Allington Road, Newick. The Claimants were Baroness Cumberlege and her husband, Mr. Patrick Cumberlege, both residents of Newick. Read more »

Shaping the plan for Bury St Edmunds

Posted by

Matthew Lappin

A final public consultation has begun in Bury St Edmunds on the draft masterplan for the town centre, drawn up by David Lock Associates as part of a working group on behalf of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Earlier this year residents, workers, shoppers and visitors were asked for their views on the challenges that face the town centre over the next decade and how these may be addressed.

This Issues and Options public engagement led to nearly 6,000 comments and suggestions.

These have been used to shape a draft masterplan outlining aspirations for the town centre and from 31 July to 8 September, people are being asked to complete a survey with their thoughts on the plan. Read more »