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Small Planning Consultancy of the Year 2024

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Winner

Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd

LPP’s success in delivering an exemplary service is reliant on collective capability, effective communication, and an ability to take on board the views of others and to adapt wherever possible and where needed. Career opportunities are offered to those without planning experience, creating several ‘home grown’ planners, adding to the strength of the Practice and Profession. LPP is also a ‘giving’ consultancywhich forges links with and supports local communitieswhilst raising awareness of planning more widely. 

Finally, making sustainable development happen through collaboration, dedication, and simple hard work remains at the heart of LPP’s mission.

Judges‘ comment:  "The work carried out at a community level is particularly impressive, demonstrating the value of thoughtful planning in supporting a wide range of clients and communities. The commitment to staff development and creating an inclusive environment is evident. The LLP has shown dedication to promoting good planning and equality, diversity, and inclusion through tangible projects, especially within the healthcare sector. They have also invested in the development of their staff and shared best practices through community and sector outreach initiatives".

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Commended

DAC Planning

DAC Planning is a professional planning consultancy based in the east of England, servicing clients nationally. DAC Planning provides professional planning consultancy services to public sector clients and local communities with a strong background in the production and implementation of planning policy. Understanding the significant impacts that planning decisions can have on individual people and communities, DAC Planning places great importance on high-quality, thoughtful, and sustainable planning, which creates safe, enjoyable, and beautiful places to live and work. Knowing the pressures and complexities of local Government, DAC Planning brings extensive experience to provide cost-effective
solutions meeting clients' requirements.

Judges‘ comment:  "DAC Planning has demonstrated high-quality project approaches and has worked with diverse clients. Their work with Essex LPAs around CIL is impressive, and they show commitment to staff development and the planning profession. They provide important planning expertise and set good examples of best practices. Their initiatives for staff development, mental health support, and the introduction of the YuLife app are commendable".

This category was kindly sponsored by Bidwells.