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 »

DLA Managing Director at the Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2012

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Lawrence Revill

Please click here to see Lawrence Revill talking to Planning’s John Geoghegan. Read more »

DLA responds to Clegg’s National House-building Council speech

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Lawrence Revill

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced the Coalition Government’s intention to intervene directly on major urban development projects that are stuck.  Of the four projects named in the first round, David Lock Associates secured the master plan and AAP for one, got planning permission for two and initiated the planning strategy for the fourth. Read more »

Planning is important for investors

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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 »

DLA master plan for Lubbesthorpe approved

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Heather Pugh

Plans for a new Sustainable Urban Extension of over 4,000 homes to the West of Leicester have been given a conditional go-ahead. David Lock Associates were appointed in 2008 by Hallam Land, Barratt Developments Ltd, David Wilson Homes and Enderby Estate to prepare a master plan and outline planning application for a new mixed use community.  Now, in the last week, Blaby District Council’s development control committee have approved the plans. Read more »

Kettering expansion moves a step closer

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Duncan Chadwick

DLA has secured approval for the discharge of all five pre-design code conditions submitted for the East Kettering Sustainable Urban Extension. Submitted on behalf of Alledge Brook LLP they include archaeological investigation of the site, the green infrastructure strategy for the scheme, the open space strategy, a low/zero carbon feasibility study and the retail strategy for the site. Read more »

DLA expand in Australia

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David Lock Associates have opened a second office in Australia.  Greg Dowling, who brings with him over 25 years’ experience working in the planning industry heads up the new branch in Sydney, to support the existing office in Melbourne. Read more »