Town Planning

DPDS provides general town planning and development advice in terms of applications, appeals, Development Plan representations, Local Plan Inquiries, multidisciplinary studies, sustainable development feasibility/appraisal.

The practice offers planning advice to a wide range of clients, from private individuals, regional and national housebuilders, corporate organisations, small businesses to Local Authorities and across all sectors and scales of development.

The knowledge and skills of our in-house team provide an understanding of the legislative framework of planning policy and control, listed buildings and conservation, environmental impact assessment and retailing. We also have an intimate knowledge of the administration of the planning system. We know the way that local authorities and government agencies function, and our expertise lies in providing the most effective ways to achieve client objectives by working through the ‘system’.

Key skills include:

  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • EIA
  • Evidence Base Studies & Reports
  • Expert Witness
  • Conservation and Heritage
  • Local & Neighbourhood Plan Promotion
  • Planning & Development Appraisals
  • Monitoring
  • Portfolio Management
  • Planning Applications
  • Project Management
  • Public Consultation Events
  • S106 Negotiations
  • Representations
  • Retail
  • Strategic Land Promotion