Rooted at our core is a collection of highly experienced and committed professionals who are focused on successful team working to deliver optimum results for our extensive and varied client base. Founding members of Planning and Design Group (P&DG) have been delivering planning, masterplanning, heritage and urban design projects together since 2004. In December 2012, Richard Hall established P&DG following 15 years as an owning Director of planning and urban design consultancy, Andrew Martin Associates, before becoming the Director of Planning for Capita PLC for a further 4 years.

Within only a few months of setting up P&DG, previous colleagues joined with Richard, notably fellow Directors, Bob Woollard and David Peck, both with immense experience of planning in the Public and Private sectors.

These initial, strong foundations and well proven working relationships resulted in substantial development of the business to encompass all areas of the planning and development industry. From the early days, P&DG has been able to successfully tackle nationally significant projects alongside simpler, everyday projects advice that can sometimes be solved in one phone call. The Practice has grown and evolved to include experienced Planners, Urban Designers, Masterplanners and Heritage Specialists across our three offices. The Midlands office opened in 2013, London in 2016 and Oxford in 2021.

We continue to remain a consultancy of choice with substantial repeat business and many loyal clients.

As a Practice we pride ourselves in the quality of the service we provide to our clients. We achieve this through hard work, great teamwork, staff mentoring and continuing opportunities for training and professional development. We value every member of our Team and ensure every one of our consultants is best supported so as to provide honest and clear advice and a bespoke service to meet the needs of each and every client, no matter what the size or value of their project.

As a result of this ethos, we can report strong staff retention, a great team atmosphere, successful project delivery and happy clients.

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