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Founded by Lin Cousins and Kathleen Dunmore in 1996, Three Dragons brings together specialist skills in town planning, economics and policy development.Three Dragons has an established track record in research and policy-making across all aspects of new housing provision and its role in the planning and development process.

We work at the local, regional and national levels, for public, private and voluntary sector clients. We have particular expertise in the development of economic models and have developed a nationally used financial viability model (the Three Dragons toolkit) and a model for forecasting demand for specialist older persons housing (the Retirement Housing Group model).

Our main areas of interest are:

 

  • Working with the planning system to deliver affordable housing
  • Analysing the housing market and demographic change
  • Undertaking Affordable Housing and CIL Viability Assessments
  • Infrastructure planning and development delivery studies
  • Scheme delivery and negotiation
  • Rural housing issues
  • Older persons housing issues
  • Assessment of housing and land supply
  • Training and conferences on housing delivery and policy issues

Latest News:

  • High Density Residential Development – Three Dragons Study for GLA

    Three Dragons has recently completed a report for the GLA exploring the lessons from high density residential development.  Three Dragons worked with David Lock Associates, Traderisks, ORS and Jackson Coles on this study.  The team used data from the London Development Database, case study analysis,......

  • Audience at Self & Custom Build seminar
    Self and Custom Build Seminar – 25th May 2017

    Three Dragons hosted a seminar about Planning for Self & Custom Build Homes on Thursday 25th May 2017 where presentations were shared on a range of related topics. Three Dragons initial research into Self & Custom Build – Lin Cousins, Three Dragons Support for Local......