Shaping the plan for Bury St Edmunds

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Matthew Lappin

A final public consultation has begun in Bury St Edmunds on the draft master plan for the town centre, drawn up by David Lock Associates as part of a working group on behalf of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Earlier this year residents, workers, shoppers and visitors were asked for their views on the challenges that face the town centre over the next decade and how these may be addressed.

This Issues and Options public engagement led to nearly 6,000 comments and suggestions.

These have been used to shape a draft masterplan outlining aspirations for the town centre and from 31 July to 8 September, people are being asked to complete a survey with their thoughts on the plan. Read more »

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Permission granted for new houses in Milton Keynes

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Duncan Chadwick

DLA has secured full planning permission for 9 dwellings on 0.64 acres of land at Hawkshead Drive, Emerson Valley in Milton Keynes.

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Redevelopment of Derwentside Industrial Park given green light

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Heather Pugh

Outline Consent was unanimously granted last week for the redevelopment of the former Derwentside Industrial Park in Belper, Derbyshire, adjacent to the Derwentside Valley Mills World Heritage Site.    Read more »


Mountfield Park wins at Housing Design Awards

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Joanne Cave

David Lock Associates’ planned 4,000 home extension to Canterbury for Corinthian Land Ltd, Mountfield Park, received welcome news at the Housing Design Awards 2017 when Proctor & Matthews Architects design for Phase 1a was awarded the inaugural Best New Neighbourhood Award.

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Evolution of Radio Station Rugby approved

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Helen Armes

David Lock Associates has secured approval for revisions to the Radio Station Rugby Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) outline permission.  The revised parameter plans incorporate changes to the alignment of the primary street network and the redistribution of some land uses.

This marks a major step in the scheme’s progression and reflects the natural evolution of developments of this scale and complexity.  Read more »


Academy of Urbanism Summer Drinks Reception

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Andrew Fisher

As part of the Academy of Urbanism Symposium being held in Milton Keynes to coincide with the 50th Birthday celebrations for the city, DLA hosted a Summer Drinks Reception in the garden of our offices. Read more »


DLA on Raynsford Review Task Force

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Julia Foster

Under the chairmanship of the former housing and planning minister, Nick Raynsford, an eminent group of planning professionals, including our Managing Partner Julia Foster, are leading a wide-ranging review of the function and purpose of the planning system.

As a member of the task force Julia is primed to ensure that the valuable experience of DLA’s clients and partners will inform the Review recommendations.  Evidence gathering will take place over the next four months and we will provide further information on ways to get involved. Read more »

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MK CityFest 2017

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Will Cousins

Milton Keynes 50th year continues to provide an eclectic and stimulating array of opportunities to celebrate the UK’s most dynamic and successful new town.

Debates about our city past, present and future will dominate CMK this week, as Milton Keynes rolls out MK CityFest 2017. Read more »

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David Lock Associates launch website ‘MK50 Trees’ to celebrate Milton Keynes, ‘the City of Trees’

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Simon Collier

As part of Milton Keynes reaching its 50th birthday this year, David Lock Associates has created a special website to help mark the occasion, dedicated to the beautiful trees in the Borough.

The ‘New City’ of Milton Keynes boasts over 5,000 acres of parkland, rivers, lakes and woodland including over 22 million trees.  The website ‘MK50 Trees’ maps out the location of 49 trees across the Borough – nominated by staff at DLA who have worked and lived in the area for many years – for either their location, uniqueness and aesthetic qualities or personal memories they may hold. Read more »

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Consensual government housing and planning policies

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David Lock

David Lock looks for areas of possible post-election consensus in the general election manifestos.

Please click here to read the latest Off the Fence article for the TCPA Journal by David Lock.

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