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HELPING CLIENTS THROUGH THE
COMPLEX PLANNING REGIME

WELCOME TO DRK PLANNING

We are a multi-disciplinary planning and development consultancy practice founded by David Kemp. With more than 20 years of experience in planning consultancy, DRK Planning provides a diverse range of expertise, adding value to owners and businesses through a wide range of property services.

Our DRK planning expertise brings together planning, development and legal competence, focused on maximising development value and reducing planning risk, both in public and private sectors. The integration of planning information in development has also spread its reach, which has allowed for ease of communication between individuals or groups.

What does a planning consultant do?

The planning regime can be a frustrating and complex environment. Our multi-disciplinary background makes us well-placed to bring these various strands together. We provide a highly personal and flexible service, focusing on understanding the client’s needs, objectives, and development pressures, providing clear and realistic advice on the likely time and costs involved.

Do I need a planning consultant?

Many development projects start on the wrong foot as a consequence of unfounded albeit well-intended advice. Despite several efforts to streamline planning, its complex nature, exacerbated by the ever-changing planning policy makes it hard for anyone to start a project. Having an expert on board will aid in the planning process more efficiently and will offer a valuable sense of reassurance.

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TESTIMONIALS

Organised, pro-active and responsive

It has been great working with you for the first time; I’m glad I trusted my instincts in selecting you to work with when I was reviewing new planning consultants to use for this particular project. I have found you to be very organised, pro-active, and responsive in how you approach your work. Your advice has been both thorough and pragmatic and I have been extremely happy with your input on this project. I felt we worked well together as a team as we have similar attitudes and approach to dealing with our respective areas of specialism and I look forward to a continued working relationship from here on future projects.

Michael McQuade BSc(Hons) MRICS Owner & Development Manager, Rossmore Property Investments

DRK Planning see the bigger picture

We met David when we were having issues obtaining planning permission for one of our more problematic developments. He was one of several planning consultants that were put forward for this particular site, however, after reading David’s assessment of the situation we were dealing with, the decision to work with David was obvious. His honesty and knowledge about planning and how to approach the problem was the assurance to us that we were working with a true professional. We have found his advice and service vital to our business. He is someone who sees the bigger picture and with his vast experience in planning, we have always been confident that we are in safe hands. We are currently working with DRK Planning and will continue to use them, we cannot recommend them highly enough.

Viran Patel

Collaborative Approach

David comes from a multi-disciplinary planning background, and his experience is evident in the excellent advice that I have received from him over the years. Despite the vast knowledge and experience in his own possession, I was impressed with the collaborative approach that David has taken with me (the client), my architect, and even the planning officers! I would highly recommend David's planning consultancy services for property developers and landowners of all sizes.

Ozan Redjep Property Investor & Developer

Knowledge and expertise, second to none

I can highly recommend David as his knowledge and expertise in his field are second to none. Using his experience and professionalism he managed to bring what was turning into a tricky application into a successful one well within the proposed time frame! We have a great relationship with David and continue to work with him on several ongoing schemes.

Tom White, Higher End Construction Ltd Managing Director

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