Additional facilities for residents in Milton Keynes

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Robert Purton

Oakridge Park in Milton Keynes is set to get a new Local Centre after David Lock Associates secured full planning permission for the development.  Submitted last year, on behalf of Newcrest Estates, the application for a small supermarket, up to five retail units, eight, two-bedroomed dwellings, associated car parking, landscaping and bus stops was approved last week.  Read more »

The blind alley of bottom-up planning for housing

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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 »

Portsmouth City Centre Master Plan formally adopted

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Matthew Lappin

Portsmouth City Council has formally adopted the City Centre Master Plan as a Supplementary Planning Document.  The master plan has been produced in collaboration with DLA and provides guidance on mixed-use development opportunities in key parts of the city centre including the Guildhall area, Station Square and Northern Quarter. Read more »

DLA secures more approvals for North Wellingborough

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Andrew Wintersgill

The implementation of strategic development at North Wellingborough, which will include the creation of up to 3000 new homes, new parkland, local centre, school and offices, has moved a significant step forward with the approval of the Phase 1 Design Code for the scheme by Wellingborough Council. Read more »

DLA gain consent for International Church

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates has secured full planning permission for new premises at the Greenleys Local Centre, Milton Keynes for their clients, the Restoration Believers Ministries International Church (RBMIC).  The RBMIC is a Bible Believing Church committed to helping underprivileged people in Milton Keynes and has been searching for suitable premises for some time to provide its members with a place of worship and to support its community outreach activities. Read more »

Green light for Mercedes-Benz redevelopmen

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Kate Skingley

David Lock Associates has secured outline planning permission for the redevelopment of Mercedes-Benz’s high profile Retail Used Car dealership alongside the A13 at Barking, East London. The decision was made by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham inside 13 weeks, indicating that the scheme will contribute to the regeneration of the Borough and the retention of existing local jobs.   Read more »

DLA help secure go-ahead for Birmingham Dental Hospital

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Kate Skingley

Planning permission has just been granted for a new Birmingham City Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry on the former Pebble Mill studios site in Edgbaston. The BBC announced plans back in 2004 to relocate, following which DLA, on behalf of Calthorpe Estates and Advantage West Midlands, secured outline planning permission for a new 36,500m2 Medical and Science Park with enhanced sporting facilities. Read more »

DLA continue support for MK Community Foundation

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Lawrence Revill

Following on from DLA’s Corporate Philanthropy Award last year from the MK Community Foundation, David Lock Associates has continued its support for the charity with the recent donation of three charitable grants for local causes.

Grants have been awarded, via the DLA endowment fund, to the YMCA to refurbish their 15 bed emergency shelter hostel. “Mike’s Books” a Community Interest Company, also receive a grant to set up a bookshop and coffee shop in Great Linford, as do the Akota group who provide social activities and cultural events for Bengali families in Central Milton Keynes. Read more »

Growth and Infrastructure Bill – still digging that hole

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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 »

Planning consent given for development in Cotswolds

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Nick Freer

Wychavon District Council has recently granted consent to Hallam Land Management for 56 dwellings and open space on land off Bewdley Lane in Evesham.  Read more »