DLA secures approval for Fishermead Community Centre, Milton Keynes

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Kate Skingley

At their Planning Committee meeting on 10 July 2012, Milton Keynes Council resolved to approve the planning application submitted by David Lock Associates (DLA) on behalf of our clients, the Sri Lankan Muslim Community Foundation (SLMCF), for a new 800 sq.m Community Centre at Fishermead, Milton Keynes.  The Planning Committee voted six to one to approve the development, subject to an s106 agreement that the Centre be made available to the wider community.  Read more »

Stretching their “Calves” for a good cause!

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Natasha Pile

Walking 10 miles is not an easy feat at the best of times but doing it at midnight makes the task even more challenging. But that’s exactly what a team of six ladies from David Lock Associates did.

Raising money for local charity the Willen Hospice, they took part in the Midnight Moo Walk – Read more »

Proposals For New Homes In Mile End Move Ahead

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Arwel Owen

Planning consultant David Lock Associates has now submitted an Outline Planning Application on behalf of joint owners Mersea Homes and Countryside Properties for the development of a new community of up to 1600 homes on land to the north and west of Mile End in Colchester. This is the next stage in the spatial planning of this land following its inclusion in the Local Plan for the Borough that was adopted in 2008 and Site Allocations document of 2010. It is one of the key projects that will provide for the development and growth of the town over the next 15 years. Read more »

Regeneration of Northfleet Works is On Track

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Phil Copsey

Thames Gateway Minister, Bob Neill, has officially opened a new £13.5 million freight link from the North Kent Line to the former Lafarge Cement Works at Northfleet. The rail link was constructed as part of a planning permission for a Bulk Aggregates Import Terminal secured by David Lock Associates for Lafarge Cement UK as part of wider regeneration proposals for the 104-acre site Read more »

The impact of s106 planning obligations on growth

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Heather Pugh

DCLG has commissioned research to assess the value and on-going role of planning obligations in England.  The research will cover both residential and non residential development and will seek the views of local authorities, developers, landowners and others involved in the development process. The study will provide: Read more »

DLA commissioned to help shape future plans for Norwich

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Matthew Lappin

Norwich City Council and the Homes and Community Agency have appointed David Lock Associates to devise a Vision and Investment Plan for an area of Norwich City Centre.  The Plan will focus on identifying development opportunities together with a comprehensive public realm framework to help regeneration and encourage investment in the South City Centre area.

Local residents, businesses and stakeholders have been invited to attend an Open Design Studio Read more »

DLA hosts 7th Annual Courtyard Lecture

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Lawrence Revill

DLA hosted the 7th Annual Courtyard Lecture last night at their offices in Milton Keynes. Over 50 clients attended the event to hear Chairman David Lock give his perspective on planning and the prospects for the future of the development industry.  Managing Director Lawrence Revill introduced the event highlighting Read more »

“Unprecedented demand” for homes at Cranbrook

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Nick Freer

The new community at Cranbrook, described by the Leader of East Devon District Council as “a new jewel” in the Crown that is Exeter and East Devon, took a giant step forward in May 2012 with the first of the initial phase of some 3000 dwellings going on sale.  The developers have revealed unprecedented demand for the new homes that are now available.  The project is of national significance for Read more »

Oxpens, Oxford West End SPD and Master Plan

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Keith Brown

David Lock Associates has been commissioned by Oxford City Council to produce a master plan and Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Oxpens site within Oxford City Centre. The SPD and master plan follow on from previous commissions where DLA worked with the City Council to prepare the Oxford West End Area Development Framework. Oxpens, located in a prime position in Oxford West End with close proximity to the city centre, rail station and university colleges, is one of Read more »