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;
 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 »

PM praises Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Training Academy

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Peter Chambers

David Cameron visited Mercedes-Benz in Milton Keynes this week to hold a question and answer session with young apprentices to mark National Apprenticeships Week.

Mr Cameron said: “Mercedes here in Milton Keynes have got an absolutely great training academy and I wanted to come here and praise that, see what it does, and encourage younger people to look at apprenticeships, and encourage schools to spread the word about apprenticeships.” Read more »

New Regional Town Centre for Lakeside

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Julia Foster

David Lock Associates has won an exciting new commission to help transform the area around Lakeside Regional Shopping Centre into a new, regional Town Centre.

Thurrock Council has appointed DLA to provide a master plan and investment and delivery strategy for the northern part of the Lakeside Basin, which sits close to junctions 30 and 31 of the M25. Read more »

DLA welcome new Master Planning and Urban Design Partner, Rob Coles

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Joanne Cave

We are pleased to announce that architect Robert Coles joined DLA on 4th March as an Urban Design and Master Planning Partner.

Until his move, Rob Coles was the Head of Urban Design and Master Planning at PRP Architects LLP where he was a Director and Partner for the last 13 years, heading up large-scale housing and mixed use projects.

He is an architect by training and a talented, pen-wielding urban designer and master planner.  Read more »

New vehicle handover centre for Mercedes-Benz

Posted by

Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates has secured planning permission for the refurbishment and extension of Mercedes-Benz’s vehicle handover centre at their UK Headquarters at Tongwell in Milton Keynes. The centre will enable Mercedes-Benz to present and deliver high quality prestige cars to customers and represents further significant investment in their site. Read more »

DLA hold exhibition for Bupa Care Home proposal

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Kate Skingley

A public consultation has been held by David Lock Associates, on behalf of Bupa & Calthorpe Estates, on proposals for the redevelopment of Plot 1 at the former Pebble Mill site in Birmingham. Read more »

New development proposal for Cherwell District

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Francesca Parmenter

David Lock Associates has submitted a planning application, on behalf of Gallagher Estates, for a mixed use development at Wykham Park Farm, in Banbury.

The proposals seek to provide up to 1,000 new homes, up to 2 hectares of employment space, a local centre with commercial and community uses, a community primary school, and associated landscape and infrastructure including car parking, roads, pedestrian and cycle routes and drainage measures. Read more »

DLA prepare a plan for “Birchall Garden Suburb” for Welwyn Garden City

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Will Cousins

Working on behalf of landowners Lafarge Tarmac, David Lock Associates has been studying the development potential for creating a new Garden Suburb as an appropriate way of extending Welwyn Garden City.

The local authorities of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and East Herts District Council must plan for their growing populations over the next 20 years and are currently preparing their new local plans; David Lock Associates has produced a Visioning Statement and illustrative master plan for a new “Birchall Garden Suburb” to help inform their plan-making processes. Read more »