Established 1985

Established in 1985 by current Chairman Les Durrant, DPDS Consulting Group is an independent professional practice providing expert advice in the fields of town and country planning, architecture, masterplanning and urban design, environmental impact assessment, landscape architecture and development.

With an initial staff of just four, the practice has now grown to having a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced people operating out of offices in Swindon and Derby.  In 1994 the Consultancy was complimented by the opening of an architectural practice incorporating masterplanning and urban design, landscape architecture and graphics teams.

The practice’s client list contains many well-known organisations from the mainstream property sector as well as government agencies and departments, major manufacturing companies and numerous private clients.


Our philosophy is simple; we apply our imagination and creative thinking to our clients’ brief to develop cost effective solutions that are as attractive as they are practical.

Development planning decisions have a major impact on our quality of life.  As the subject of sustainability gains importance and emphasis shifts from greenfield developments to urban regeneration, the issues involved become increasingly more complex.

As well as designing attractive new buildings, we have an enviable reputation for successful completion of sensitive works to historic buildings and schemes in conservation areas.


We have a multidisciplinary team of town planners, architects, surveyors, urban designers, landscape architects and environmental specialists enabling us to adopt an integrated approach to development projects combining our skills and experience to maximise development potential whilst achieving high standards of design and remaining sensitive to the environment.

Our range of skills and level of resources enables us to manage any scale of project from inception to completion.

Our “one team” approach has helped us build track record of delivering successful schemes for our clients across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, education, health and retail.

Latest DPDS News

Another Milestone in the History of DPDS Consulting

November 11th, 2015|Comments Off

2015 marked another milestone in the history of DPDS Consulting as the Group celebrates its 30th year of operation. Established

Fixing the Foundations? Latest Indications that Further Planning Reform is Coming

July 15th, 2015|Comments Off

Following a preview in the Summer Budget 2015, the Government has moved quickly to provide further planning reforms as part

Land North of Bradford Road, Sherborne

July 14th, 2015|Comments Off

Acting on behalf of the Catesby Property Group, DPDS Consulting Group have secured outline planning permission on appeal for a

Diane Bowyer

July 7th, 2015|Comments Off

It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden death of one of our longest serving employees, Diane Bowyer.


Professional Planning and Architectural Services for Projects of all Sizes

DPDS have provided planning and architecture for small projects such as extensions and renovations to the architecture
and construction of large businesses and new developments. We have a wide range of local knowledge and the
experience to help your vision become a reality!