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 »

Partnership work to reduce flood risk

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Robert Purton

Advised by David Lock Associates, The Environment Agency, Birmingham City Council and Calthorpe Estates are working with the Rea Catchment Partnership to develop projects to reduce flood risk and improve the river environment.   The first of these has been the recent submission of a hybrid planning application for flood defence works and the creation of two development platforms on the former BBC Pebble Mill site.  Read more »

Viability Made Simple: how to deliver affordable homes in a changing environment

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Robert Purton

Delivering affordable homes in a changing environment

David Lock Associates is pleased to be sponsoring an RTPI East of England Conference taking place this week looking at ‘Viability made Simple’ – how to deliver affordable homes in a changing environment.

The national housing crisis and slow emergence of the construction industry after the global economic depression has radically changed the viability of many development sites. Increasing environmental, decontamination, Community Infrastructure Levy, Section 106, development finance and delivery costs all erode the viability of delivering sites.

This seminar has been prepared with leading practitioners from the public and private sector with a view to demystifying the ‘dark art’ of negotiating viability from both a planning policy and practical viewpoint.

For more information, click here

DLA help launch plans for new Waterway Park

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Simon Collier

DLA has been working closely with the B&MK Waterway Consortium to prepare a comprehensive vision for a Waterway Park connecting Milton Keynes with Bedford. The B&MK Waterway Consortium, which includes local authorities of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes; SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership); Canal and Rivers Trust (C&RT); Environment Agency, the Forest of Marston Vale and Milton Keynes Parks Trust to promote the strategy.

The 26 Km Waterway Park, which will connect the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes with the River Ouse at Bedford, is expected to boost tourism and economic growth in the region as well as helping improve flood prevention and waterway management. The Waterway will provide a green corridor linking communities and new developments in the area, many of which David Lock Associates have been involved with.

Speaking at the launch of the project, DLA Partner Simon Collier said: “Having been approached in 2015, DLA are delighted to have worked closely alongside the Consortium to prepare a comprehensive vision for a Waterway Park connecting Milton Keynes with Bedford.  It is an exciting, challenging and long term project which looks beyond boundaries, engaging a diverse group of committed stakeholders, to deliver a unique east-west link.”

To see more on the vision, click here.

New Towns Act 2017?

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David Lock

David Lock looks at how the New Towns Act could be refreshed in line with the Government’s intention ‘to support the delivery of new garden cities, towns and villages’

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

Permission granted for Green Belt site near Leighton Buzzard

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Duncan Chadwick

DLA has been successful in securing  full planning permission on behalf of Mr Peter Dean and Brickhill  Properties Limited for a 5270m2 (56,700 ft2) warehouse and office building on a 1.79 hectare site in the Green Belt just off the A505 between Stanbridge and Leighton Buzzard. The full planning permission has been granted after the completion of a s106 agreement.
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