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 »

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 »

Shaping the plan for Bury St Edmunds

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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 »

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Permission granted for new houses in Milton Keynes

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Duncan Chadwick

DLA has secured full planning permission for 9 dwellings on 0.64 acres of land at Hawkshead Drive, Emerson Valley in Milton Keynes.

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Redevelopment of Derwentside Industrial Park given green light

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Heather Pugh

Outline Consent was unanimously granted last week for the redevelopment of the former Derwentside Industrial Park in Belper, Derbyshire, adjacent to the Derwentside Valley Mills World Heritage Site.    Read more »

Mountfield Park wins at Housing Design Awards

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Joanne Cave

David Lock Associates’ planned 4,000 home extension to Canterbury for Corinthian Land Ltd, Mountfield Park, received welcome news at the Housing Design Awards 2017 when Proctor & Matthews Architects design for Phase 1a was awarded the inaugural Best New Neighbourhood Award.

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Evolution of Radio Station Rugby approved

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Helen Armes

David Lock Associates has secured approval for revisions to the Radio Station Rugby Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) outline permission.  The revised parameter plans incorporate changes to the alignment of the primary street network and the redistribution of some land uses.

This marks a major step in the scheme’s progression and reflects the natural evolution of developments of this scale and complexity.  Read more »

Academy of Urbanism Summer Drinks Reception

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Andrew Fisher

As part of the Academy of Urbanism Symposium being held in Milton Keynes to coincide with the 50th Birthday celebrations for the city, DLA hosted a Summer Drinks Reception in the garden of our offices. Read more »

DLA on Raynsford Review Task Force

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Julia Foster

Under the chairmanship of the former housing and planning minister, Nick Raynsford, an eminent group of planning professionals, including our Managing Partner Julia Foster, are leading a wide-ranging review of the function and purpose of the planning system.

As a member of the task force Julia is primed to ensure that the valuable experience of DLA’s clients and partners will inform the Review recommendations.  Evidence gathering will take place over the next four months and we will provide further information on ways to get involved. Read more »