The process of obtaining planning permission involves a certain amount of risk, as well as time and financial commitment. Whilst you may have a clear vision of what development you have in mind; the realities of planning policy mean that this may not always be possible.

P&DG understand how to manage the sometimes uncertainty of the planning system and acknowledge that without the right guidance, turning an idea into reality can be daunting. That’s why seeking pre-planning advice at the earliest stages can be critical in helping you develop your idea into something tangible and grounded in policy as soon as possible, before committing to a longer-term development project.

Our expert team can quickly help you decide what may be suitable for taking forward into a planning application, whether you are a homeowner looking to alter your property, a business considering operational changes, an education establishment looking at expansion, a developer with large land holdings, an estate with land surplus to requirements or a public body with new build or disposal requirements – we can assist.

We can provide the following range of services:

  • Ad-hoc planning advice
  • Exploration of early ideas in the context of the planning system
  • Years of combined experience, alternative approaches and thinking
  • Development of a planning strategy
  • Identification of risks and mitigation
  • Clear costs and timescales
  • Feasibility appraisals
  • Due diligence reports


David Peck


Jon Waite

Principal Planner

Sarah Clark

Associate Town Planner

Trent College, Derby

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University of Derby – Various Sites

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University of Nottingham – Castle Meadow, Nottingham

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Potwell Dyke, Southwell

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EMAS Site, Bakewell

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NHS Pre-Application Enquiries

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Chatsworth Farmstead Reviews

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Gorse Road, Grantham

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138-140 Derby Road, Nottingham

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