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David Lock Associates Ltd

Limited Company | www.davidlock.com

50 North Thirteenth Street
Central Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes

Telephone: 01908 666276
Fax: 01908 605747
Contact: David Keene

Email: dkeene@davidlock.com

Website: www.davidlock.com

Milton Keynes

50 North Thirteenth Street
Central Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes

Telephone: 01908 666276
Fax: 01908 605747
Contact: David Keene

Email: dkeene@davidlock.com

David Keene BA Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

Code for Sustainable Homes, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Renewable Energy Sources, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Visual Impact Assessments


Architecture, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Health Centres


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet, Web & Graphic Design


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste

Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village/Town Appraisals


Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Trams, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      67
Total Professional Staff      50
Chartered Town Planners      32
Architects      7
Chartered Surveyors      2
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1
Transport Professionals      1
Overseas Staff      20
Overseas Offices      Australia; Sweden
Turnover      £6m
Quality Assured      ISO 9001

Countries operated in: Africa


Countries operated in: Asia

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries operated in: Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

David Lock Associates is an independent town planning, urban design and master planning consultancy based in Milton Keynes. We have over 25 years’ experience in the development industry.

We advise landowners and developers in planning and securing consent for new homes, jobs, transport infrastructure, retail and education. We advise business and civic leaders on city visioning; we work with local authorities and stakeholders on regeneration master plans and growth scenarios; and we help developers and investors bring sites to market.

Our successes include some of the UK’s largest new settlements and urban extensions. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our work and staying at the forefront of best practice.

Skilled practitioners and advocates, our team includes people with backgrounds in planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, surveying, transport, civil engineering, graphic design, GIS and AutoCAD. We have a trusted, multi-disciplined network of fellow consultants, particularly through our ‘Collaborate’ partnership and our sister companies Integrated Transport Planning, DLA Architects Practice, DLA Australia and DLA Nordic.

Our Services

Planning *Planning strategies *Strategic planning *Outline, detailed and reserved matters planning applications *Site promotion and advocacy *Environmental Statements *Planning for Employment *Consultation strategies and stakeholder engagement

Urban Design and Master Planning *Visioning *Master planning *Development framework plans *Site layouts *Design and access statements *Design codes and development briefs *District and local centre design *Urban design frameworks *Landscape and public realm frameworks

Regeneration *Town and city centre master plans *Development plan documents *Urban regeneration strategies *Housing renewal

Development Delivery *Option appraisal and scenario testing *Viability assessment *Funding and delivery

Renewable Energy Infrastructure *Infrastructure planning *Renewable energy *Planning for waste

Graphic Communications *Design of public consultation events, workshops and exhibitions *Web, branding and identity design *Interactive multimedia presentation

Technical Services *Spatial mapping *GIS modelling *CAD design and 3D visualisation