Recommendations for a Planning Consultant:
In 2016, HRA PLANNING was engaged by Lagan Cement to seek planning permission for development that would include a new processing activity and require supporting on site infrastructure for the cement manufacturing process. HRA PLANNING projected managed the planning application and the design team, and was responsible for the delivery of the planning application, the undertaking of Environmental Impact Assessment and the production of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project. The ability and effective delivery of these integrated planning and environmental services by HRA PLANNING is reflected in the minimum eight-week period incurred to secure planning permission for the project without any delay or challenge.
“I would have no hesitation working with HRA again or recommending them to others”. Mr. David Tobin, Sustainable Development Manager, Lagan Group
Shannon Foynes Port Company
“Shannon Foynes Port Company has employed the services of HRA | Planning for a number of years using their professional planning and environmental services to advance both strategic planning projects and to advise on site-specific development projects. Most recently HRA | Planning was tasked with preparing the SFPC Masterplan Vision 2041 – a strategic economic and spatial development plan for all Ports facilities on the Shannon Estuary.
HRA | Planning brings an informed and balanced approach to development and environmental planning, responsive to the commercial needs of the Port. They present practical evidence based solutions that demonstrate a fundamental awareness of European, national and site-specific planning and environmental legislation, providing added value to every project. This knowledge is complimented by the timely delivery of advice and services, accessibility to staff and by excellent communicationand presentation skillsdelivered to key stakeholders, regional bodies and local government. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending HRA | Planning to others who may wish to use their services”.
Services Provided: Strategic port planning; physical and environmental masterplanning; spatial strategy and policy formulation; planning applications, environmental planning advocacy; represenation to regional and local structures; stakeholder consultation and presentation; graphical communication and desktop publishing.
Patrick Keating, CEO Shannon Foynes Port Company (2013)
Dereen Concrete, Co. Limerick
Dereen Concrete have retained the services of HRA PLANNING over the course of the last five years in response to increasing planning obligations placed on quarry operators and to advise on the expansion of our industry in light of increasing environmental legislation. I have found that HRA PLANNING presents a sound and robust understanding of the planning process, has the ability to present site-specific solutions and project managed our planning application, the Environmental Impact Assessment and Natura Impact Statement in an effective manner that negated a requirement for additional information from the planning authority. This approach is necessary to the extractive industry and I would recommend HRA PLANNING in the future for similar projects.
Services Provided: Planning advice and Project Management; Planning Applications; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Management Systems; Natura Impact Assessment; Planning Enforcement and Compliance.
Patrick Kelly, Dereen Concrete (2013)