Welcome to DPP Planning

DPP is an independent national planning consultancy successfully delivering planning solutions to clients across the UK.

Operating from a network of five staffed offices based in Cardiff, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne, we offer national reach with local knowledge.

Our Services

At DPP, we’ll guide you through English and Welsh planning legislation. You receive a service which goes far beyond the routine step-by-step process of planning applications and appeals.

Our focus is the outcome not the process. We consider the bigger picture and establish the right rationale for your project. You get a commercially astute strategy for your project, whether it’s large or small.

We tackle questions such as:

What are the precise planning and commercial objectives?

Where might problems arise? How will we tackle them?

What is the right team for the job?

Which planning legislation and policy might apply?

Will new legislation impact this project?

With these questions answered we formulate strategies, tactics and programmes that exceed your expectations and surpass the national success rates.5

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Appraisals and feasibility studies

Purchasing or developing property? Get the advice you need on the planning prospects. We conduct planning audits and devise suitable development and disposal strategies.

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Planning applications

There’s more to a successful planning application than simply filling in forms. We promote your application through negotiation with the LPA, and prepare the information you need to secure approval.

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Community & political engagement

The planning process places increasing importance on consultation. With us, you get strategies and programmes for community, stakeholder and political engagement

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Securing allocations and favourable policies

Make sure the local authority has policies that support the project you’re proposing. We help you get the favourable policies in place to approve your development.

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Planning appeals and Judicial Reviews

Planning applications don’t always receive approval first time around. We’ll navigate the appeals process for you, and help you apply for judicial review when it’s appropriate.

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Assessments of Heritage and Listed Buildings

Listed buildings present unique challenges in the planning context. We survey listed buildings and provide you with a commercial evaluation of the opportunities.

Project Management

Clear, responsive project management and seamless coordination is vital to the success of any project. Your project is in safe hands with our professional project managers, who organise and orchestrate your project from start to finish.  We keep your project on track, and keep you fully appraised of developments.

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