Approval granted for new development in Doncaster village

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Harry Jones

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s (DMBC) Planning Committee has voted unanimously to grant outline planning permission for the development of Land West of Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement. The master plan for the development, prepared by David Lock Associates (DLA), includes up to 400 new homes, a primary school and open spaces including a new green wedge which will act as a landscaped gateway to the village. Read more »


New recruits at DLA

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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 »

New Recruits

Housing numbers – the proposed standard formula

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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.

housing numbers - the proposed standard formula

Mercedes Benz improvements given go ahead in Bromley

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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 »

Mercedes Benz Bromley

Barrow residential development moves forward

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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. Barrow residential development, 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 »

Reserved Matters Approval 225 Homes | Barrow Lands Company Limited | DLA

Active Design at the National Urban Design Conference

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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 »

Active Design Conference 2017 | David Lock Associates

Should development benefits outweigh neighbourhood plans?

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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.

should development benefits outweigh neighbourhood plans?

Permission granted for first Local Centre at Ebbsfleet Garden City

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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 »

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DLA secure permission for new development in Aston Clinton

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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

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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 »