About Us

We operate from 9 offices across the UK, specialising in providing town planning and development advice to a broad range of private and public sector clients throughout the UK and abroad.

DLP Planning Ltd has extensive and wide ranging experience in all forms of planning and development from small scale domestic projects to major strategic growth proposals, in urban and in rural areas.

DLP Planning Ltd is part of the DLP Consulting Group, a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in all aspects of planning, masterplanning, architecture, transportation, and civil engineering related to development and the built environment.

What We Do

Development Management

DLP Planning Ltd can advise on and conduct all types of planning application and appeal, and will undertake negotiations as appropriate to secure the optimum outcome in the most timely and cost effective manner. We work at all times within the rules of professional conduct established by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Development Promotion

DLP Planning Ltd advises on all aspects of development plan promotion including the forensic examination of sites and the evidence to support their allocation, engagement in the public examination process, in Neighbourhood Plans and Local Development Orders. We have a strong track record in creating and realising development opportunities wherever they may occur.

Strategic Planning and Research Unit

The Strategic Planning Research Unit (SPRU) is a dedicated team of economic specialists, statisticians and planners providing independent advice as well as supporting the work of DLP Planning. SPRU provides strategic expertise under one directorship focused on providing clients with a range of services to support the promotion of strategic development.

Some of our Specialisms

Viability Assessment

DLP is able to assess and advise on development values and cost inputs to provide robust appraisals of development values as the basis for successfully negotiating planning approval

Economic Assessment Modelling

We can build a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts and benefits of any given development capable of easy interpretation as well as rigorous examination

Renewable Energy

DLP has established a significant reputation for the delivery of renewable energy schemes and continues to support the industry as it evolves through changing national policy

Retirement Living

DLP can help to identify potential demand by assessment of local demographics and has the experience to deliver planning permissions for a variety of solutions aimed at addressing this specialist need

Planning Evidence Studies

We can undertake a variety of planning evidence studies from Employment Land Review and Infrastructure Delivery Studies, to Strategic Housing Land Availability and Retail Impact Assessments

Environmental Impact Assessment

DLP can undertake appropriate screening and scoping as well as managing the preparation and publication of the Environmental Statement

Universities and Education

DLP has specialist experience of working directly with the universities and education sector, to deliver a wide range of operational development, sports facilities administrative space or residential and student accommodation

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Assessments

We have a successful track record acting for local planning authorities to ensure that plans are robust and effective, and for local communities and individuals who wish to challenge poorly made and inadequately justified plans and decisions

Public Sector Services

DLP regularly works for public sector bodies helping to realise asset value through deliverable development schemes ranging from residential, commercial, energy and leisure uses

Infrastructure and Delivery Funding

We work directly with local authorities and the Planning Advisory Service to provide infrastructure delivery support, ensuring that risk is assessed and all reasonable constraints are appropriately accounted for

Project Management

As the lead planning consultants on a wide variety of projects, senior members of DLP take on the role of project managers and co-ordinators to ensure that the wider consultant team is focused on delivering optimum solutions on time and within budget

Historic Environment Appraisal

DLP Planning have considerable experience in dealing with planning where heritage assets are a consideration: projects affecting Listed Buildings or development of sites within Conservation Areas or Areas of Special Character

DLP Consulting Group

DLP Planning is a part of the DLP Consulting Group Ltd., a multidisciplinary consulting group offering a wide range of services in transportation and transport planning, civil engineering, urban design, architecture and neighbourhood planning.