We believe that everyone has a right to a good home in a great place which is safe, healthy and uplifting. We are committed to applying our knowledge and experience to help deliver sustainable and equitable development in the right locations through intelligent spatial planning and urban design.

Many of our projects promote garden city principles, and we provide a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve garden villages and towns, be they new settlements or urban extensions.

We actively support the work of other organisations who share our values and goals. DLA is a Corporate Member of the Town & Country Planning Association and a sponsor of the Association’s research.

Our business is built on our enthusiasm for what we do, and a drive to do it better. Understanding what makes a place work well and applying the “Would you live there and would you invest?” test are important to us.

We’re in business to do good planning and urban design, not in planning and urban design simply to do business.


We have established a number of sister companies who share our values and our approach to development. As trusted collaborators they provide specialist input into our projects.

Supporting our community

Supporting our community through the work of local charities is very much part of the DLA ethos. We provide assistance to local charities through the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, a commitment which has won us the Milton Keynes Community Foundation award for Corporate Philanthropy. We are corporate sponsors of the Milton Keynes Gallery and founding sponsors of Milton Keynes Theatre. We continue to support the City Discovery Centre, the Milton Keynes Parks Trust and other local groups working in our community. Working with the charity Just One House, who are affiliated to the British Red Cross, we have been able to fully equip four homes in Milton Keynes for Syrian refugee families.

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We would love to discuss your projects and the services we can offer.