Consultation on the future of Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

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Matthew Lappin

A public engagement campaign is underway in Bury St Edmunds seeking the views of residents, visitors and workers on the future of the town and a proposed masterplan for the further enhancing of the historic and thriving town centre.

David Lock Associates (DLA) and Peter Brett Associates were appointed by St Edmundsbury Council in December 2016 to produce the town centre masterplan, the first stage of which is an issues and options report. Read more »

Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Consultation - DLA

Helping create the Forest of Marston Vale

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Gay Revill

Volunteers from David Lock Associates donned wet weather gear on Wednesday, 8th March to take part in a tree planting session with the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Read more »

Marston Vale Forest Tree Planting - DLA

Vital infrastructure gets approval at Rugby

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Helen Armes

Development at Radio Station Rugby has taken another important step forward. Rugby Borough Council (RBC) last week approved reserved matters, submitted by David Lock Associates, for the implementation of the Link Road. The road will provide a critical connection between the urban extension, now known as Houlton, and Rugby town centre and will be constructed as an early infrastructure project to support sustainable transport movement. Read more »

Vital Infrastructure approved at Rugby - DLA

‘The Big Five-O’

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Matthew Lappin

– an installation celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the designation of the new town of Milton Keynes.

Designed and curated by Paul Farrell, commissioned by David Lock Associates.


Light has always played an important role in the function and identity of Milton Keynes, from practical considerations of safety and legibility through to the decoration and illumination of key buildings and spaces. This installation references all those various functions and interplays of light, celebrating, and illuminating, the achievements of the ‘New City’ as it moves forward with confidence towards the next 50 years.

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The Big Five-O -David Lock Associates

DLA submit plans for Waterbeach Barracks

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Julia Foster

David Lock Associates (DLA) has submitted an Outline Planning Application to South Cambridgeshire District Council to develop up to 6,500 homes at Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield on behalf of developer Urban&Civic and the Secretary of State for Defence. Read more »

brexit and planning

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David Lock

We must consider what to salvage, adapt, copy or incorporate from the EU’s Directives, regulation and scale of thinking for the good of the UK town and country planning system, says David Lock.

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

Brexit and Planning, David Lock ,Of The Fence -DLA

Prize award for MSc Geography and Planning students at Cardiff University

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Duncan Chadwick

Duncan Chadwick, DLA Partner, recently handed over prizes to Masters students at Cardiff University, who were judged as the winners of the best ‘Live Project’.

As part of the School of Geography and Planning’s 50th anniversary celebrations, David Lock Associates sponsored the prize for ‘Live Project’, which gives students on the MSc Spatial Planning and Development and other Masters programmes an opportunity to work with ‘real-life’ clients on a planning issue. Read more »

DLA submits plans for 252 homes in Barrow, Lancashire

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Greg Pearce

David Lock Associates (DLA) has submitted a reserved matters application to Ribble Valley Borough Council for 252 homes and associated works on behalf of clients – Barrow Lands Company Limited – on their land to the west of Whalley Road, Barrow, Lancashire. The reserved matters application relates to the southern parcel of the site. The overall site, for up to 504 dwellings, obtained outline planning permission following an appeal and Public Inquiry in 2013, which was subsequently allowed by the Secretary of State in February 2014. Read more »

Riverside Regeneration gets the Green Light

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Phil Copsey

Ebbsfleet riverside regeneration obtained the green light. The development corporation has unanimously resolved to grant outline planning permission for new homes and jobs at Northfleet Embankment West, a key site within Ebbsfleet Garden City. 

The proposals, promoted and master planned by David Lock Associates on behalf of Northfleet Property LLP, will breathe new life into 31 hectares of land at this former cement works site and reconnect the existing community to the River Thames.  Read more »

Ebbsfleet Riverside Regeneration - David Lock Associates

What kind of development corporation where?

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David Lock

David Lock on the use of Development Corporations in new-community building and the vital role of the New Towns Act.

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

What Kind of Development Corporation Where -DLA