CMK – a test case for neighbourhood plans

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David Lock

A called-in planning permission in CMK is a true test case for the weight given to Neighbourhood Plans, says David Lock.

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Landmark opening at Priors Hall Park, Corby

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Will Cousins

‘Priors Hall – a learning community’ was officially opened at a ceremony this week (23 August 2016) ahead of students who will start lessons in September. The school, designed by our sister company DLA Architects Practice, is a two-form entry Primary which will cater for 420 children and is the first Primary school on the development. The two storey building is combined with the new Priors Hall Park Community Centre providing local residents with a community hall and dedicated space for community uses.

David Lock Associates prepared the master plan for the Priors Hall Park development, which was recognised by the CABE review panel as ‘exemplary’. Read more »

Go-ahead for new development in Aston Clinton

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Katie Christou

David Lock Associates has secured Outline approval for up to 36 new homes within the heart of Aston Clinton village in Buckinghamshire, for local independent developer Laxton Properties. Read more »

Northfleet ministerial visit

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Phil Copsey

Gavin Barwell, Minister of State for Housing, Planning and London, visited the former Northfleet Works site in Kent as part of a tour of Ebbsfleet Garden City organised by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.  This major riverside regeneration site is owned by Northfleet Property LLP, a joint-venture company owned by Anglo American and Lafarge Holcim/Aggregate Industries, and Tarmac. Read more »

Northfleet ministerial visit

New Headquarters for KidsPlay

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Phil Copsey

David Lock Associates (DLA) has secured full planning permission for a new headquarters building at Knowlhill, Milton Keynes.  The new building consolidates KidsPlay’s existing nursery, pre-school, after school and holiday clubs and headquarters functions from two separate settings into a single bespoke building. Read more »

DLA secures consents for Enterprise Campus at Alconbury Weald

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Andrew Fisher

Planning permission has now been granted for the first Mid-Tech building in the Alconbury Enterprise Campus.  Site developer and owner Urban&Civic is now hoping to attract a new tenant looking for a flexible business solution in a great location. Located adjacent to the award-winning Incubator and recently completed Club, the Mid-Tech building will offer its new occupier high quality, flexible office space, research & development and production capacity all under one roof. The building will be the first in a planned cluster, which will be part of the growing R&D and manufacturing community at the Government-backed Enterprise Zone.  Read more »

New jobs for Dagenham: DLA submit plans for delivery of new development

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Will Riley

David Lock Associates (DLA) were instructed by Dagenham BV, a wholly owned company of AXA, to submit reserved matters and an associated discharge of conditions application for seven new buildings and associated works at the former Sanofi Aventis site, at Rainham Road South in Dagenham. The Sanofi site has a long history of industry and manufacturing but in 2009 Sanofi-Aventis announced their intention to close the Dagenham plant and operations ceased in 2013. Read more »

DLA secure permission for Northampton new development

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates has secured detailed approval for  a Northampton New Development including 14 apartments and a 3,000 sq.ft convenience retail unit on a former car dealership and workshop site at Kingsthorpe Grove, for Northamptonshire-based clients, Venulum Trinity Limited.

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DLA master planned community wins award

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Robert Purton

On behalf of Places for People, DLA are proud to be the master planners of Brooklands, in Milton Keynes, which has just won the national award for infrastructure led place-making in last week’s 2016 National Planning and Placemaking Awards.

Brooklands, will deliver 2,500 new homes, with three schools, local facilities and over 50ha of public open space in a walkable neighbourhood.  A significant amount of infrastructure was required to kick start the delivery of the 160ha site.  The site wide delivery of infrastructure, including a SuDS, strategic walking routes and areas for active and passive sport is now nearing completion as the 600th home is completed.

Double success for client in Northamptonshire

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Duncan Chadwick

David Lock Associates has scored a double success for a client in Northamptonshire. Our firm secured permission for five dwellings on a site within the conservation area of Cogenhoe in South Northants. The permission, for clients Pelican Real Estate, involved lengthy discussions with South Northants Council and follows an appeal that was dismissed for six dwellings in 2007. Read more »