“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 »

Promotions announced at DLA

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Lawrence Revill

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

Joe Thomas is promoted to Senior Planner;
Helen Flett 
becomes a Principal Planner;
Massimo Grimaldi 
is promoted to Principal in the Graphic Design Team;
Peter Chambers is promoted to Associate;
Karen Dye
 becomes Finance Manager and formally joins the Management Team; …..and finally
Duncan Chadwick joins the Partners Board as a Partner.

DLA Team ‘The Engagement Studio’ shortlisted in international competition

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DLA Australia are leading and hosting a collaborative consortium of design studios that includes HERE Studio and ARUP that has been shortlisted in the international CAPITheticAL competition, a theoretical exploration of the implications of Australia having a peripatetic national capital in the future. We were one of 114 entries from 24 countries Read more »

Demonstrating DLA’s ongoing commitment to delivering excellence

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Lawrence Revill

DLA has always recognised that creative master planning, targeted investment and the establishment of balanced, mixed use development at every scale is key to effective placemaking. We work hard with our clients and stakeholders to unlock the potential of towns and cities through Read more »

High streets – the need for affordable shops

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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 secures planning permission to serve Crossrail’s tunnelling and logistics facility

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Phil Copsey

New rail infrastructure to serve Crossrail’s tunnelling and logistics facility is now in place at the former Northfleet Works site in Gravesham, Kent.  The new link to the North Kent Line was permitted under a planning permission secured by David Lock Associates for Lafarge Cement UK for a Bulk Aggregates Import Terminal as part of a broader master plan for the redevelopment of Northfleet Works. David Lock Associates, working with Lafarge Cement UK and Kent County Council as the minerals planning authority, Read more »

Planning for Growth

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Will Cousins

Will Cousins gave a thought provoking presentation at the Planning for Growth Seminar organised by the TCPA and sponsored by David Lock Associates on the subject of planning large scale master planned communities and the roles of the Patron, Promoter and Partner in the creation of successful places.

Drawing on lessons from the early Garden Cities Movement Will made connections between the entrepreneurial approach adopted by Ebenezer Howard and encouragement being given by the current coalition govt to Garden Cities as the way of creating great places where people want to live in locations where they want to live. Read more »

Southampton City Centre Masterplan formally launched

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Steve Haines

Southampton City Centre Master Plan will help generate up to 24,000 new jobs and £3bn investment over the next 20 years.  It will create a city centre that enhances Southampton as a great place to do business, visit and live.

For more information: Read more »

Richborough Energy Park

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Gay Revill

Sunday 11th March saw the Kent landscape transformed in a few seconds with the demolition of the Richborough Power Station cooling towers and chimney which have been a fixture on the skyline for many years. The demolition clears the way for submissions of proposals by BFL Management Ltd to transform the site into a new generation of energy production.

DLA are part of the team working for BFL Management Ltd to create the new park. Read more »