Welcome to Three Dragons

Founded in 1996, Three Dragons brings together specialist skills in town planning, economics and development. We have a proven track record in research and policy-making across all aspects of new housing provision, including the planning and development process for mixed and sustainable communities – in both urban and rural settings. We work at local, regional and national levels, for local authorities, developers and housing association clients, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We are experienced as expert witnesses at plan examination and planning appeals and have particular expertise in assessing the viability of development, both for individual sites and for whole plans. To support this work, we have developed a number of economic models including a nationally used financial viability model (the Three Dragons Toolkit) and models for forecasting demand for specialist older persons housing (the Retirement Housing Group model) and Custom and Self-Build housing.


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Business continuity during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic

In line with government guidance, Three Dragons has put in place its plan to continue operating while maintaining our responsibilities to the well-being of our clients, the wider public and our team members.   We will be working from home and communicating with clients and others by phone, email and other electronic media including Skype and Microsoft Teams, using the option that best suits the situation. Through the use of these options, we think that meetings can generally be avoided but we would review this where necessary.  Three Dragons is very much ‘open for business’ during this difficult time but will rely on new ways of communicating to carry out our work.  If you have any questions please contact lin.cousins@three-dragons.co.uk

Three Dragons is supporting Trussell Trust and FareShare recognising that coronavirus and its precautionary measures have created economic and personal hardship for many people.  Please click on the links if you would like to know more about Trussell Trust and FareShare.

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Take a look at some of our most recent projects

View a range of our projects to see what we've been involved in and how we can help you.  The projects cover the main focus of our work including housing policy analysis, increasing housing choice and development viability.


Case Studies

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