DLA Town Planning Ltd

NameDLA Town Planning Ltd

Particular Expertise

General planning on proposals of all scales, but with specialist fields in master-planning, housing, commercial, retail, education and tourism/leisure. We are involved in schemes throughout the UK but our main areas of reference are Central, Southern and Eastern England, and London.

Main Planning Services

  • Project Management/Lead Consultant - we are specialists in managing schemes through to permission via negotiation, through the development plan process or appeal.
  • Pre-application Service - Site Appraisals & Feasibility Studies; and Pre-Application Negotiations with Local Planning Authorities & other consultees.
  • Public Consultations/Exhibitions.
  • Preparation, submission and overseeing of planning and related applications and appeals.
  • Promotion of sites through Local Plans and other Local and Neighbourhood Plan representations.
  • Strategic projects with both short-and long-term horizons.

Examples of recent projects

Acting for housing and commercial developers, local authorities and private individuals.

Public inquiries for District Councils, housing development, hotel extensions, listed buildings / Conservation Areas and planning advice to architectural practices.

Current Projects

  • master-planning for new urban edge settlements or extensions including proposals at Overstone Park, Market Harborough and new village projects in Central Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire;
  • residential developments forming urban and village extensions, ranging from 80 units to 200 units in Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdonshire, Uttlesford and Hertfordshire;
  • site promotion through Local Plan submissions in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North London;
  • mixed use redevelopment of the Shredded Wheat Factory, Welwyn Garden City, to include 850 new dwellings.

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Conservation: Archaeology

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Liveries

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Health Planning: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Light Issues

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Motorways

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Agriculture: DEFRA - Consultancy Advice

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Business: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Plans

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Local & Strategic Planning: Duty to Cooperate

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Statements