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

Operating from a network of offices across the UK, we offer national reach with local knowledge.

We provide planning services to clients across all sectors to assist in realising development potential and optimising the use of land, buildings and portfolios.

DPP has a strong client focus and places emphasis on adding value, innovation, professionalism and providing solutions to achieve a successful outcome.

We are team players, contributing to every aspect of our clients’ projects in order to deliver success, and as a result we are now trusted advisors to some of the largest property planning and development organisations in the UK.

One of the many benefits of using DPP is the knowledge and experience of development by key members of the organisation.  This is reflected in our outstanding track record.

DPP offers a service that is consistent, personal and distinctive.


DPP can guide you through UK planning legislation and provide 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 will consider the bigger picture and establish the right rationale, providing commercially astute strategies and solutions for all your projects, large and small.

We tackle questions such as:

  • What are the precise planning and commercial objectives?
  • Where might problems arise? How might we tackle them?
  • What is the right team for the job?
  • What current and new planning legislation and policy might apply?

With these questions answered, we formulate strategies, tactics and programmes that exceed our clients’ expectations and national success rates.


Project Management 
DPP provides professional project managers who coordinate and programme the team and are capable of delivering results. DPP is independent, meaning we are able to work in close partnership with market leaders in other specialisms to maximise results.

Planning applications
Planning applications are at the heart of DPP’s services. We actively promote our clients’ applications by negotiation with the local planning authority and statutory consultees, many of whom we know, through our network of offices. We prepare and submit supporting information and we advise on conditions and legal agreements.

Planning appeals & judicial review
If a refusal is received, or a client is pursuing an application with adverse conditions, we can provide advice on the strategy for an appeals process. Not only will we lodge the appeal, we will prepare and present evidence, act as Expert Witness and instruct counsel. The same applies for judicial reviews, where we are trusted advisors.

Appraisals & feasibility studies
We provide advice on planning prospects. Those with major land holdings and portfolios come to DPP for planning audits and strategic advice ion future development and disposal strategies.

Sharing Knowledge
We monitor emerging legislation and provide advice on how this may affect our clients. We go beyond this in advising clients on how to stay ahead of changes.

Securing Allocations and Favourable Policies
We examine changes to planning policy and add value to our clients through representations to draft plans.

Community and Political Engagement
DPP offers expertise on strategies and programmes for community, stakeholder and political engagement. We are champions for proposals, informed by technical expertise and knowledge of the site with an appreciation of the significance of engagement to the success of a project.