It is often assumed that community focused projects such as hospitals or new healthcare facilities will ‘sail’ through the planning process. However, issues such as intensification of existing sites; developing beyond settlement limits into the countryside or Green Belt; development of Listed buildings or within Conservations Areas; and operational issues such as traffic management, mean that the planning process can frustrate health sector development.

At DPP we are aware that it is the management of planning risk, and the speed in which permission is delivered against tight programmes, that ultimately defines the cost and success of a project.

We provide long term advice to large private and public sector bodies including NHS Trusts, DfE and Universities in relation to estate management, new development, rationalisation and disposal.