About Us

  • Richard Irving - Managing Director
  • Jonathan Dunbavin - Managing Director

I D Planning was established as an independent planning consultancy in 2005 to provide creative and innovative planning solutions to complex regeneration proposals. Our strategic approach is to offer a director led consultancy service engaging at board level and offering a commercially orientated planning approach to delivering development.

The company was formed by Richard Irving and Jonathan Dunbavin who were previously Directors at Sanderson Weatherall in Leeds where they managed the Planning Team. Our Directors extensive experience is supported by our professional teams from our main offices in Leeds and Sheffield.

With over 100 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge, experience and ability to help assist you and unlock the potential of your development.

Our Values

Our Process

We work extensively throughout the whole of Yorkshire as well as the northern region and on a national basis generally on specific client led instructions, operating discreetly providing realistic, deliverable, constructive and innovative advice to our clients in order to secure their development objectives. Through this approach we have not only delivered multifaceted and contentious development but we have engendered trust with both our clients and local authorities which is central to our ongoing success.

Key to our success is a belief that the creation and maintenance of sound, professional relationships with clients, planning officers, Councillors and the general public is important in terms of securing the best possible planning outcome for all.

We will therefore ensure that from the outset we provide a clear direction of travel for your particular development. This will include identifying the key opportunities, risks, strengths and weaknesses so that we can ensure that you secure the desired outcome in the desired time.

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