DLA secures planning permission at Drakelow Park

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Heather Pugh

Outline planning permission was issued last week for a 2,200 home scheme on the edge of Burton upon Trent at Drakelow Park.  This represents the culmination of nine years of planning and urban design consultancy for DLA, working for landowners Roger Bullivant Ltd and E.ON plc.  DLA’s work encompassed the evolution of proposals for this brownfield site – which includes considerable heritage and environmental assets – from master plan inception, site promotion and securing policy support to the submission of the outline planning application and environmental assessment and securing Listed Building Consent. Read more »

Green Light for Alconbury

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Andrew Fisher

Urban&Civic are all systems go to start the transformation of their Alconbury development as an Enterprise Zone.  The first application for the site, prepared by David Lock Associates, was approved by Huntingdonshire District Council Development Management Panel last week.  This permission will mean work can now start on a new construction entrance to the site, new internal roads and drainage systems, the necessary demolition work, and to set in place an iconic tree-lined boulevard which will start to transform the former airfield into a centre for innovation and enterprise.

The Enterprise Zone is just part of Urban&Civic’s future plans for the brownfield site, and David Lock Associates are Read more »

2050 High in Hope

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David Lock

Business West has developed a vision and a plan for the Bristol city region to 2050. A visual and written interpretation of a business vision, it provides a clear statement about jobs, housing and infrastructure requirements to meet the needs of the area and to continue to develop and grow as the economic powerhouse of the South West. David Lock Associates prepared the draft illustrations and the draft text for 2050 High in Hope which offers preliminary thinking on how the West of England can best plan strategically for the challenges it will face over the next 40 years and manage its growth. Read more »

The end of Inspector’s reports that are binding

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David Lock

Please click here to read David Lock’s latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal. Read more »

New Homes Bonus 2012-13: Councils open for business

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates have mapped those parts of the UK that will benefit most from the £432 million to be dished out as part of the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme.

The New Homes Bonus Grant Determination for 2012/13 – announced by Grant Shapps, the Government Housing Minister, on 1 February – shows the funding rewarding the delivery of 159,000 homes last year and including a second round of payments for homes built the year before. The Bonus is a central part of the Government’s Read more »

Examining the potential of Portsmouth City Centre

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DLA have been commissioned by Portsmouth City Council to produce a master plan for a key part of the City Centre.  The master plan follows on from previous commissions where DLA have worked with the City Council examining the regeneration potential of the area around the Guildhall and Guildhall Square, and also the production of an adopted SPG on the area around Portsmouth and Southsea railway station. DLA’s work will form part of a wider Read more »

Town Centre Area Action Plan reaches an important milestone

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Matthew Lappin

The Eastbourne Town centre Area Action Plan (AAP) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for consideration.  The AAP has been produced by DLA for Eastbourne Borough Council and will guide regeneration and development within the town centre until 2027.  The document has received broad support from residents and key stakeholders and considers a range of polices around four key themes:  Supporting a mix of uses; Town Centre identity; Town Centre public realm; and Accessing the Town Centre. In addition a range of site Read more »

On the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

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David Lock

Please click here to read David Lock’s latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal. Read more »