dha planning group

The dha urban design team combines a wide range of design skills to offer the high level of experience and knowledge necessary to deliver well designed, imaginative and viable schemes which satisfy the needs of the client as well as the community. We pride ourselves on working within a design-led methodology to understand what makes places work successfully and apply that to individual schemes and projects to achieve the most desired outcome. 

We offer a comprehensive service that includes everything from carrying out full masterplanning services for large and high profile sites, to technical drawings for Barns and Listed Building conversions, to preparing Design and Access Statements and supporting documentation for planning applications. The team works clear in the knowledge that good design can add increased value and we apply our technical skills, design experience and knowledge to every aspect of our work.

Working closely with our in-house Transport Planning and Engineering team, we are able to produce not only attractive schemes but schemes that are realistic and buildable. We appreciate the importance of environmental conservation and the emerging emphasis on sustainability of the living environment. Landscaping and management of open space is therefore incorporated into the design process at the earliest opportunity. 


  • Masterplanning and Development Layouts
  • Full Architectural Drawing Services
  • 3D Modelling and colour rendering
  • Design Appraisals and support
  • Design and Access/ Heritage Statements
  • Development Briefs
  • Landscape Design     
  • Graphic Design and Promotional Brochures
  • Public Engagement
  • Drainage and Flood Risk Assessments
  • Planning for Para 55 (PPS7) houses
  • Vehicle Tracking Analysis
  • Appeals and Expert Witness

Growing from our core business as a leading firm of planning consultants, the dha group’s specialist consulting team also provide expert consultancy advice on Town Planning and Development, Transport and Environmental Impact from our office based in Kent.   

Maidstone Medical Campus
Infill development, Staplehurst
Residential Development, Harrietsham
Primary Office
Eclipse House
Eclipse Park
Sittingbourne Road
ME14 3EN
01622 776226
Key Contact
Carleigh Westwell
Regional Offices: 
South East
3D Visualisations
Environmental Planning
Graphic & Web Design
Landscape Architecture
Public Consultation
Town Planning
Transport Planning
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Commercial Office & Employment Space
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Greenfield Development
Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces
Coastal Areas
Tourism & Leisure
Health & Social Care