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 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.
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.