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DHA Planning

Limited Company | www.dhaplanning.co.uk

Eclipse House
Eclipse Park
Sittingbourne Road
ME14 3EN

Telephone: 01622-776226
Fax: 01622-776227
Contact: Mr Alexander Hicken

Email: info@dhaplanning.co.uk

Website: www.dhaplanning.co.uk


Eclipse House
Eclipse Park
Sittingbourne Road
ME14 3EN

Telephone: 01622-776226
Fax: 01622-776227
Contact: Mr Alexander Hicken

Email: info@dhaplanning.co.uk

Mr Alexander Hicken BSc (Hons), MSc (HONS) MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Mr David Hicken BA(Hons) BTP DMS MCMI MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr John Collins MBA BA(HONS), MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jonathan Buckwell BA (HONS) MA MRTPI PIEMA  [ E-mail ]

Mr Matthew Woodhead BA (Hons) BTP MAUD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jason Lewis MSc MCIHT CMILT  [ E-mail ]

Mr Matthew Blythin BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Chris Hawkins BA (Hons) PG Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr David Harvey BA (Hons) MA MRTPI PIEMA  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Emma Hawkes BA (Hons) MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Eric Przyjemski  BA(Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Laura Jackson BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr David Bedford BA (Hons) Pg Dip Tp MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Matthew Garvey BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Carleigh Westwell BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Simon Moon MSc DIC BEng (Hons) MCIHT  [ E-mail ]

Mr Paul Lulham BA (Hons) MA (Oxon) MSc CMIHT  [ E-mail ]

Mr Tim Spicer BSc (Hons) MSc (PIEMA)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Chris Smoker B.Eng (Hons)   [ E-mail ]

Mrs Joely Hill BA (Hons) Msc MILT MCIHT  [ E-mail ]

Mr Paul Simmons  [ E-mail ]

Mr Graeme Lansell BTEC HNC MCIHT  [ E-mail ]

Mr Liam Smith BA (Hons) MArch  [ E-mail ]

Miss Jacky Thomas BSc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Miss Emily Hadden BSc (Hons) MArch  [ E-mail ]

Miss Danielle Ingleston BSc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Miss Rebecca Foad BSc (Hons) MSc  [ E-mail ]

Mr Spencer Smith Bsc (Hons) MSc DIC MCIWEM  [ E-mail ]

Miss Hannah Atkins BSc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Alex Hyett BA (Hons)   [ E-mail ]

Mr Harrison Bains BA (Hons)   [ E-mail ]

Miss Fiona Norman Bsc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Miss Cassandra Swain BSc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments


Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Oil & Gas, Service Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Schools Planning, Transport Assessments


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans

Local Authority Services

Development Management



Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Roads, Traffic Management, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Rural & Village Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      41
Total Professional Staff      32
Chartered Town Planners      13
Chartered Surveyors      1
Chartered & Professional Engineers      3
Landscape & Environment Professionals      3
Transport Professionals      8
Management Professionals      3
Quality Assured      Yes

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Formed in 1986, DHA is one of the largest planning consultancies in South East England, helping clients to achieve their objectives across the UK. We are quality assured to ISO 9001.

Our wide-ranging client base includes developers and landowners, government departments, local authorities, registered social landlords, international companies, individuals, financial institutions and private companies.

Our consulting teams provide advice on projects of any size. We apply our extensive experience and knowledge of planning and political processes to solve problems and devise clear strategies in order to meet our clients’ needs. We keep clients well informed, offering sound and honest planning advice in a clear but comprehensive manner. For more information and case studies please visit www.dhaplanning.co.uk.

Our Core Services

Planning: We have a commercial and realistic attitude towards planning negotiations on behalf of our clients. Our range of services include: planning applications, planning appeals, enforcement cases, listed building and conservation area consents, discharge or variations of conditions, certificates of lawfulness and preparation of planning agreements.

Design: Our design team delivers viable, well designed and imaginative schemes which satisfy our clients’ needs as well as those of the community.

Transport: Using our detailed knowledge and understanding of transport planning, the Highways Act and Government processes, DHA offers a wide range of transport consulting services.

Environment: DHA advises on EIA issues, prepares screening / scoping requests and manages, collates and reviews Environmental Statements. We also carry out landscaping assessments and flood risk assessments.

Our Vision and Values

We are proud of our successful track record and continually strive to meet and exceed our clients' expectations. Our core values include:

-Building trust with our clients and with the staff who deliver our services;

-Pushing our boundaries and remaining at the forefront of innovation whilst delivering solutions which give our clients commercial advantage;

-Being resourceful and using our extensive knowledge base to achieve the optimum outcome for our clients;

-Encouraging passion in our work, our clients and our company;

-Ensuring that sustainability is built into everything we do; and

-Being imaginative in our concepts.