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

Milton Keynes celebrates 50 years of outstanding achievement in town building

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Joanne Cave

The much revered and loved Milton Keynes reached its 50th birthday this month. Loved by those in the know, derided by those who don’t understand, defended by the many who carry the torch for its original vision and still growing at a rapid rate, never did a single city cause so much debate and discussion. As our Government looks to a new generation of garden towns and villages, the lessons learnt from the UK’s most beautiful and successful new town have never been more relevant. The town is testament to the enduring value and relevance of city visioning, social planning, innovative design, infrastructure led development, economic ambition and, crucially, bold public sector investment.

housing, housing, housing – the agenda for 2017

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David Lock

David Lock on the need for an independent body to advise on the scale of housing development required, and on ways to tackle slow rates of housing delivery

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

Housing, Housing, Housing, David Lock Off The Fence -DLA