Garden City Conference Announced

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Will Cousins

The Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) is organising a conference to critically assess the various debates currently held in the country and to examine whether the Garden City could be a model for growth and sustainable communities in the English Midlands.  David Lock Associates are sponsoring the event.  Read more »

Flagship Building on Alconbury Enterprise Campus given prompt go-ahead

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Simon Collier

Working on behalf of land owners Urban&Civic, David Lock Associates have secured detailed planning consent for a signature building at the heart of Alconbury Enterprise Campus. The application has been delivered with a rapid turnaround from the evolution of the design and documentation through to decision by Huntingdonshire District Council, which was achieved in just 36 days as part of the Council’s commitment to delivering a streamlined planning process within the Enterprise Zone. Early engagement with local communities has been an essential element of enabling Huntingdonshire District Council to come to a quick decision. Read more »

DLA Submit Outline Planning Application for Alconbury Weald in Huntingdonshire

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Andrew Fisher

The Planning Application encompasses the government backed Alconbury Enterprise Zone and proposes up to 3 million sq.ft. of new employment floor space and 5,000 dwellings, along with 700 acres of open space, 3 new primary schools and an area for a new further education complex to meet the projected needs of a growing population. It will also seek consent for new playing fields, neighbourhood facilities, green infrastructure to deal with waste, maximise the reuse of water and generate low and zero carbon energy, as well as constructing new transport infrastructure. DLA co-ordinated the application’s development and submission, with inputs from a broad technical and design team, on behalf of the strategic property developer and site owner. Read more »

DLA Publish Garden City Plan for Heathrow

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Will Cousins

David Lock Associates salutes the picture of a new Garden City at Heathrow painted by Graeme Bell’s words in the Town and Country Planning Association’s Journal of May 2012, but did not feel that the illustration did the words justice. So we produced our own version of a new city closely integrated with and respectful of its surroundings.  It creates a high quality setting for a 21st century lifestyle while adhering to Garden City principles. Read more »

DLA Appointed to PAS Panel

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates (DLA) has been selected for inclusion on the Planning Advisory Service’s (PAS) Framework Panel for the period 2012 to 2015.

PAS is funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government with a budget of around £10 million each year to help councils and other public sector organisations tackle their planning challenges and deliver better services. Read more »

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 »