DHA Planning

Eclipse House
Eclipse Park
Sittingbourne Road
ME14 3EN

Telephone: 01622 776226
Fax: 01622 776227

Email: info@dhaplanning.co.uk

Web: www.dhaplanning.co.uk

Areas of Expertise

  • Advertising Consents
  • 3D Models & Sketch Illustrations
  • Accessibility Studies
  • Affordable Housing
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • Certificates of lawful/proposed/existing use
  • Change of use/conditions
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Conservation Area Appraisals
  • Cut & Fill Analysis
  • Design & Access Statements
  • Design Briefs
  • Design Capacity Studies
  • Development Appraisals & Frameworks
  • Development Plan Representations
  • Discharge or variations of conditions
  • Economic viability appraisals and development economics
  • Enforcement cases
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Expert witness
  • Flood Risk Assessments & Drainage Strategies
  • Geographical Information Services
  • Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Integrated transport planning
  • Judicial review
  • Landscaping Advice
  • Listed buildings & conservation area consents
  • Local plan promotion
  • Masterplanning
  • Outline highway & access design
  • Planning & development strategies
  • Planning appeals, applications, appraisals & audits
  • Planning expert witness
  • Planning project management
  • Preparation of planning agreements
  • Prior notification applications
  • Public Engagement and Consultation Exhibitions
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Section 278 and detailed design
  • Sequential assessments
  • Strategic planning management
  • Swept path analysis
  • Townscape Appraisals
  • Traffic modelling
  • Transport assessments
  • Travel plan initiatives


DHA are a creative team of professional Town Planners, Urban Designers, Highway and Environmental Consultants who understand our clients and endeavour to provide optimum solutions which contribute to successful outcomes. We provide comprehensive integrated services to a wide client base including government, local authority and private sector businesses and are uniquely placed to add value to clients’ needs by drawing on our reservoir of resources in a fully integrated manner. From our core business as a leading firm of planning consultants, DHA has grown to offer expert multi-disciplinary consultancy advice from our offices in Maidstone, Kent. For more information on our professional services please visit www.dhaplanning.co.uk

DHA is made up of four specialist technical consulting teams providing Planning and Development, Transport, Urban Design and Environmental advice from our office in Maidstone, Kent.

We've secured planning permission for everything from small factory extensions to new hospitals, schools, residential developments and major regeneration projects. We have acted for developers and landowners, public sector corporations, governmental departments, local authorities, registered social landlords, international companies and individuals, banks and financial institutions and private companies. We work all across the south east and have worked on many projects further afield.

We all share the same values, vision and approach to our work and clients and we benefit from the knowledge of our four business units with frequently work together providing integrated solutions to reach the optimum outcome for our clients. We believe that what keeps us unique is our ability to provide exceptional quality, customer care and adaptability to the projects we take on.


Development appraisals
Expert Witness
Planning consultants
Town planning
Transport planning
Planning appeals


Alex Hicken
Managing Director
Email: alex.hicken@dha-group.co.uk