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.