DLA grant awarded to local community group

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Peter Chambers

A DLA grant from the David Lock Associates Fund has been made by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to the Wolverton Community Orchard Group.

The Orchard Group was set up to provide a free green space in a densely built up area. Read more »

Massive boost for development at RadioStation Rugby

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David Keene

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has announced plans to award RadioStation Rugby a £35.5 million loan.

The money, from the Large Site Infrastructure Fund (LSIF), will accelerate the delivery of the homes and commercial space on the brownfield site as well as funding an important new link road at the 1,200 acre urban extension. Read more »

DLA submits Canterbury’s largest ever planning application

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Joanne Cave

DLA has submitted a hybrid planning application to Canterbury City Council to develop 4,000 homes in South Canterbury, on behalf of Kent-based developer Corinthian Land. The proposed development paves the way for a multi-million pound investment in infrastructure and the creation of a major employment hub for Canterbury. Read more »

Garden villages, towns and cities – the naming of parts

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David Lock

‘Garden Villages,Towns and Cities’ has been introduced by the Budget Statement to the discourse on housing, but whatever terms are used, rooting in the Garden City principles is key.

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

David Lock Associates recognised in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report.

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Julia Foster

David Lock Associates has been recognised in the third edition of London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report.  

The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. Read more »

DLA support launch of new TCPA’s Guides

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Joanne Cave

David Lock Associates attended the official launch of the TCPA’s Guides for Creating Successful New Communities today (15th March 2016).

The six guides – on location; finance and delivery; masterplanning and design; planning for energy and climate change; homes for all; and planning for arts and culture – are designed to help local authorities and developers create ‘high quality places that will stand the test of time.’

Supporting the launch at the House of Commons event were Mark Pawsey MP and Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP.

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New Partner announced at DLA

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Will Cousins

David Lock Associates is delighted to announce that Urban Design Consultant Simon Pugh is to join the Board as a Partner. Simon has had a long and successful association with DLA and has provided invaluable design leadership on many of our key projects.   Read more »

Mixed-use development for North East Cardiff

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Duncan Chadwick

The adoption of the Cardiff Local Development Plan (LDP) on 28th January 2016 marked the end of fourteen months of work by David Lock Associates, (DLA) on behalf of Taylor Wimpey (Bristol) Limited and the North East Cardiff Landowners’ Consortium, lead developer/land owners for a substantial part of land at North East Cardiff (west of Pontprennau).   Read more »

DLA join team for density study in London

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Val Conway

The GLA is currently preparing a full review of the London Plan and one of the issues that will influence the Plan’s policies is that of the density of residential development.  A team led by Three Dragons and David Lock Associates with TradeRisks, Jackson Coles and Opinion Research Services Ltd is examining how well higher density schemes and tall buildings perform relative to London Plan policy objectives, affordability and financial viability. The team is due to report the study findings later in the spring.