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Setting a clear standard on biodiversity

LDA Design has joined forces with BSG Ecology and law firm Pinsent Masons to call for greater clarity and a sharper focus on biodiversity in response to the draft British Standard for designing and implementing Biodiversity Net Gain. This clarity will help developers know their responsibilities and be able to adhere to them.

Transforming Bristol’s historic King Street

Historic King Street in Bristol will be free from motor vehicles along its entire length, creating a new open space and place to socialise in the heart of the city. The temporary removal of traffic enables more outside seating for bars and cafés, to give them the chance to recover their losses following the C-19 pandemic.

Cambridge with a hint of Cherry

Resolution to grant outline planning has been given for Cherry Hinton, a new 1,200-home development that will help ease pressure on Cambridge’s acute housing shortage. LDA Design provided a range of services from initial vision through to Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment and LVIA.

The call of the fantastical

LDA Design has won a mini competition to create a playful ‘super nature’ setting for Alison Brooks’s new residential towers, part of IQL by Lendlease and LCR, on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We are working to create shared space that is a love letter to community, play and nature.

Addressing Oxford’s housing inequalities

Oxford’s Local Plan 2036 has been approved. The Plan will add close to 11,000 new homes, prioritising car-free developments. Guidance by LDA Design on the impacts of building higher in the city fed into the Plan directly, shaping tall building, heritage and placemaking policies.

A Bristol street reimagined

The bold reclamation of a dual carriageway between Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the city centre is being proposed by a Bristol community and LDA Design. The proposals come at a time when towns and cities across the UK are making radical changes to road space to support more walking and cycling as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.

LDA Design appoints new Head of Planning

Martin Herbert joins LDA Design as new Head of Planning. Martin will continue to grow the practice’s planning offer in masterplanning, major mixed-use development and regeneration, infrastructure and energy.

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