John FrancisDirector, BA (Hons) MRTPI

Head of Mixed-Use & Regeneration, Head of Office

John joined DPP in 1997 as an Associate Director progressing to Director in 2001.

John acts for mainly private sector clients on projects ranging from major mixed-use, retail, residential and commercial/industrial developments to regeneration initiatives and energy schemes. He successfully promotes sites through the development plan, planning application and appeals processes and leads multi-disciplinary teams and he is an expert witness, including in relation to High Court, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and specialist property arbitration work. He has advised clients on some of the largest mixed-use developments carried out in the UK.

  • John is resourceful, shrewd and the most avant-garde planning consultant I have ever worked with.  He has the knowledge and ability to subtly and skilfully guide major development projects to the desired end.  I would recommend him to any developer.

    Simon James Head of Development, Workspace Properties