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Planning expert DPP plunges into administration

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Planning and design advisory firm DPP Consulting has gone into administration with the loss of nine jobs

The firm transferred 36 employees into a new business that will trade as DPP.

Nine support staff were made redundant, while teams in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle have moved to new offices in those cities

Six employees have left to form a new consultancy.

DPP said in a statement: ‘The company trading as DPP Consulting Ltd has been put into administration.

‘The business and all its assets will now be trading as a new company retaining the title of DPP. 

‘Moving forward, the directors and professional staff of the former business along with the existing income stream will move across to this new company.

‘Maintaining the high standard of customer care and delivery to clients that DPP is renowned for across the industry remains our top priority during this time.

‘Our professional team will continue to operate and service clients to its existing capacity across our specialist planning, heritage and sustainability areas and, via our new company, will deliver greater flexibility and closer director-led service to our clients.’

Two senior members of staff from DPP’s former Bedford office - executive director Geoff Armstrong and planning director Lynsey Rigg – have left to form Armstrong Rigg Planning.

Three other chartered town planners and a member of support staff from DPP have moved to Armstrong Rigg.

Meanwhile former Belfast planning director Eammon Loughrey has also left DPP to start his own consultancy.

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