Planning Applications

Expertise in formulating successful planning applications and development strategy to secure planning permission in a timely and cost effective manner.

Planning applications require a confident understanding of planning legislation, planning policy, and planning guidelines. With past experiences as local authority planning officers, we have built on an inherent understanding of the planning application process, and have established a record in securing planning permission in a timely and cost effective manner for complex planning scenarios and in sensitive environmental locations.


Planning Application expertise: 

  • ‘Strategic Housing Development’ applications made directly to An Bord Pleanála (100+ units)
  • ‘Strategic Infrastructure Development’ (SID) applications
  • Industrial, Commercial, retail, and mixed use enterprise and employment
  • Quarry and extraction industries
  • Waste recovery and recycling facilities
  • Bespoke tourism related developments


Planning application services include:

  • Establishing and advising on the need for and risks in seeking planning permission;
  • Planning application strategy and approach;
  • Statutory notices;
  • Supporting Planning statements demonstrating compliance with planning policy;
  • Retail Impacts Statements
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) – formerly known as ‘EIS’
  • Co-ordination and management of other design team inputs including:
    • Architectural, urban and landscape design;
    • engineering and flood risk analysis;
    • Traffic Assessment;
    • Appropriate Assessment (AA)


Our planning application services are tailor made to development specific requirements and can include all or some of the above services. 

Our planning application services are employed by; design professionals including architects and engineers; banks, financial and restructuring institutions; commercial developers; user specific industries seeking planning permission or guidance through the planning consent process.




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