Senior Government Minister visits Milton Keynes development, master planned by DLA

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Robert Purton

Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Cities Greg Clark MP recently requested and undertook a tour of the new community which is being developed at Brooklands in Milton Keynes. The new homes are in the Eastern Expansion Area of the City and comprise some 160ha of land between Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

The multi-award winning site has been singled out for praise by the Minister because its award winning infrastructure was completed first to provide an attractive setting for new homes. Read more »

DLA sponsor Urban Design Summer School

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Joanne Cave

The Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) has announced the launch of their Urban Design Summer School and MSc in Integrated Urbanism.

David Lock Associates is pleased to support the Summer School ‘Cities and Water’ which takes place this year in Northampton on 7th – 10th July. Read more »

Consent for East Kettering expansion kept alive

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Andrew Wintersgill

David Lock Associates (DLA) secured outline planning consent for the 5,500 dwelling eastern extension to Kettering in April 2010 on behalf of Alledge Brook. The subsequent decline in house building, arising from the recession, caused the project to stall for the next two years.

This delay concentrated the challenge of discharging all of the 15 major pre-reserved matters conditions into a single year before the possible expiry of the outline consent at the end of March 2013. The conditions included a requirement for the preparation and approval of a site-wide design code. Read more »

Cranbrook video released

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Steve Haines

East Devon District Council is releasing a series of videos to chart the progress of the construction of their new community Cranbrook. Read more »

Richborough Energy Park – regeneration moves forward

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Gay Revill

Plans to convert a 24ha brownfield site, formerly the Richborough Power Station, into the Richborough Energy Park have now been submitted.

David Lock Associates, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team on behalf of BFL Management, are the master planners on the project to regenerate the site in Sandwich, Kent, which has been unused and semi-derelict for over a decade. Read more »

Bedroom tax – the poll tax of 2013?

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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 »

Opportunities for ambitious Planners

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David Keene

David Lock Associates has openings for enthusiastic, bright and committed people who are graduate planners or studying for a planning related degree. We offer excellent career progression, close mentoring for junior staff members, good team support, competitive salary packages, and an opportunity to grow your career in a dynamic and sociable office environment. Read more »

New Promotions at DLA

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Lawrence Revill

As a result of the annual reviews, we are pleased to announce the following promotions:

Kate Skingley is promoted to Consultant Planner;
Fran Robinson 
becomes a Senior Planner;
Keith
 Brown and Paul Farrell both become Associates and  Mark Prestige is promoted to Senior Associate. Read more »

Planning a 21st Century Garden City

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Will Cousins

David Lock Associate’s Deputy Chairman Will Cousins will deliver a speech today, alongside Planning Minister Nick Boles MP and the Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford MP, at the TCPA Spring Conference on garden cities.  Read more »

Plans for Urban Extension at Peterborough get the go ahead

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Heather Pugh

Three years after the submission of the outline application, plans for 5,350 new homes at Great Haddon, south of Peterborough, have been given the go ahead.

The approval of the master plan and development framework, which has been reviewed and positively supported by a CABE-endorsed Design Panel, includes a new district centre, new primary and secondary schools, community uses and over 132 hectares of open space, equating to 40% of the site.  Read more »