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The Move to a Plan-Led Regime for the Development of Offshore Renewable Energy

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Shannon Town Centre Masterplan

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Supporting the Reform of Marine Management in Ireland

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

CIRAN

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Assessment of Exempted Usages under Section 114 of the MAP Act 2021

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

NDFA Social Housing Bundle 3

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Screenings & EIARS

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Enniscorthy Regeneration

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Climate Centre Newbridge

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

A Review of the Role of the Heritage Council in the Planning Process

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Blessington Phase 1

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Mountwood

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Alexandra Basin Redevelopment, Dublin Port

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team which successfully secured, in July 2015, a ten-year planning permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin at Dublin Port.

Postal Delivery Unit, Swords

planning permission for a postal delivery service unit in Swords, North Dublin.

Residential Development at Dunluce, Ballsbridge

The practice was commissioned with Derek Tynan Architects to secure planning permission for the construction of 29 apartments in four small blocks at Anglesea Road.

Carlow Housing Strategy 2015-2021

The practice was commissioned by Carlow County Council to prepare the Housing Strategy forming part of the Carlow County Development Plan 2015-2021.

Clonsilla Urban Centre Strategy

The practice was commissioned by Fingal County Council to prepare the Urban Centre Strategy for the village of Clonsilla.

Cork prison

The practice was commissioned with Sweett Group by the Irish Prison Service to prepare and coordinate the Environmental Impact Statement for the new Cork Prison, at Rathmore Road.

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan

The practice was commissioned with Metropolitan Worksop and Shaffrey Associates by Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to prepare a masterplan for the harbour area.

Dublin Port Masterplan

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team by Dublin Port Company to provide planning input to this major Masterplan for Dublin Port.

Dunboyne Town Centre

The practice was commissioned by Lynthirst Ltd to secure planning permission for a major mixed use development in the centre of Dunboyne, Co. Meath.

Florentine Town Centre

The practice was commissioned to coordinate an Environmental Impact Statement and a Retail Impact Statement for the development of the Florentine Centre in Bray, County Wicklow.

Greystones Harbour Development

The practice was commissioned as part of the multi-disciplinary team by Sispar Ltd, which was a joint venture between Park Developments, Sisk and Wicklow County Council (Bridgedale Developments subsequently joined the consortium).

Guidance on EIS and NIS Preparation for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects

The practice was commissioned by the Environmental Working Group of the Offshore Renewable Energy Steering Group to prepare a guidance document for offshore energy developers.

Retail Review of the Hansfield Strategic Development Zone

The practice was commissioned by Fingal County Council to prepare a Retail Study for Hansfield Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).

National, International and EU Legal Instruments relevant to the development of the Marine Spatial Planning Framework in Ireland

The practice was commissioned by the Marine Institute to carry out a study on the legal aspects of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).

Mining Project

The practice was commissioned with ERM to provide planning advice in relation to the pre-feasibility study for the development of a mineral operation in the Mid-Western Region.

Planning Review of the Performance of Planning Functions

MacCabe Durney Barnes was commissioned by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to undertake an independent planning review of the performance of planning functions having regard to the specific issues raised in relation of six planning authorities in accordance with section 255 of the Planning and Development Act.

Urban Design Manual

The practice was part of a multi-disciplinary team with O’Mahony Pike Architects who prepared the Urban Design Manual, which accompanied the Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas.

Residential development at Santa Sabina

The practice was commissioned with O’Mahony Pike Architects by Parsis Ltd to prepare a planning application for the development of lands located within the curtilage of Santa Sabina, a protected structure in Sutton, North Dublin.

Expansion of Merrion Hotel

The practice worked with Kavanagh Tuite on the redevelopment and expansion of the iconic Merrion Hotel in Dublin 2.

Limerick Prison Redevelopment

The practice was commissioned with Rogerson Reddan by the Irish Prison Service on behalf of the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to the redevelopment and expansion of Limerick Prison, a protected structure.

Grand Canal Square Technical and Operational Review

The practice was commissioned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to prepare an operational and technical review of Grand Canal Square, Dublin.

Economic Viability Assessment of Clonburris SDZ

MacCabe Durney Barnes were commissioned to prepare an economic and market viability assessment of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme.

Westmeath Retail Strategy 2016-2022

The practice was commissioned by Westmeath County Council to prepare the Retail Strategy forming part of the Westmeath County Development Plan 2014-2020.

Towards Better Practice for the Preparation of SEAs and AAs for the Energy Sector in Ireland

The project undertaken in collaboration with Dublin Institute of Technology was funded under the EPA STRIVE Programme 2007-2013.

Luce Hall

The practice was commissioned with O’Donnell Tuomey by Trinity College Dublin in relation to the redevelopment and extension of Luce Hall, located within the Trinity College Campus.

Recommendations for the Preparation of Maritime Spatial Plans in Ireland

The project undertaken in collaboration with Dublin Institute of Technology and Dr Wesley Flannery of Queen’s University Belfast was funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020.

Film Studios at Ashford

The practice was commissioned by Ashford Studio to coordinate an Environmental Impact Statement for the expansion of the film studios in Kellystown, Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

Meath Housing Strategy 2020-2026

The practice was commissioned by Meath County Council to prepare the Housing Strategy to form part of the Meath County Development Plan 2020-2026.

Making Cherry Orchard Better: an Area Action Plan

MacCabe Durney Barnes was commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Ballyfermot Chapelizod Parternship to prepare Making Cherry Orchard Better – an Area Action Plan.

Athlone Joint Retail Strategy

The practice was commissioned by Roscommon and Westmeath County Councils to prepare a Joint Retail Strategy for the Athlone – Monksland / Bellanamullia on foot of a recommendation from the Report on the Athlone Boundary Review Committee published in November 2016.

MINLAND

​MacCabe Durney Barnes is pleased to announce its participation to MINLAND, a project designed to meet the challenges of competing land uses.

Clonburris SDZ Retail Study

MacCabe Durney Barnes were commissioned by South Dublin County Council to prepare a retail study of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme.

Clonburris SDZ Employment Floorspace Demand Study

MacCabe Durney Barnes has been commissioned by South Dublin County Council to prepare an Employment Floorspace Demand Study for Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).

Marine Spatial Planning Data and Evidence Projects

MacCabe Durney Barnes is part of the team lead by ABPmer commissioned to support the Marine Institute with the Marine Spatial Planning Data and Evidence Projects.

Abbey Creative Quarter – Economic Viability Assessment

The practice was commissioned with Loci, Urban Designers, to prepare an urban design code for the Abbey Creative Quarter in Kilkenny City.

Data Centres

MacCabe Durney Barnes regularly prepares due diligence reports, planning applications and inputs to Environmental Impact Assessment Reports for the development of data centres and associated infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area.

Mixed Use Development in Bray

Permission was granted by Wicklow Co. Council for a mixed-use development opposite Bray train station.

OPR Practice Note PN02: Environmental Impact Assessment Screening

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) comes from EU environmental policy, the initial Directive of 1985 and its three amendments have been codified by Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011.

Marine Foresight Study

MacCabe Durney Barnes co-authored the Marine Foresight Study with ABPmer on behalf of the Marine Institute.

Measuring Planning Outcomes

The philosophy and practice of planning have become more complex in the last twenty years. The scope of challenges nationally and locally has led to shifts in legislation, policy and in expectations of planning.

Community Facilities Planning Toolkit

MacCabe Durney Barnes was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown to prepare a Community Facilities Planning Toolkit.

Pilot Methodology for Conducting Reviews of Local Authorities’ Systems and Procedures in relation to the Performance of Planning Functions

MacCabe Durney Barnes advised the Office of the Planning Regulator on the preparation of a methodology for conducting reviews of local authorities’ planning functions.

Newbridge Town Renewal Plan

MacCabe Durney Barnes was commissioned with Metropolitan Workshop to prepare a Town Renewal Plan for Newbridge in County Kildare.

E3 Learning Foundry

MacCabe Durney Barnes secured planning permission on behalf of Trinity College Dublin for the construction of the E3 Institute, a major new education facility in Engineering, Energy and Emerging Technology.

Newtownstalaban Strategic Housing Development

MacCabe Durney Barnes secured planning permission for a strategic housing development on a site c5.8 ha at Newtownstalaban, Newfoundwell Road, Drogheda, County Louth.

Dundrum Community, Cultural and Civic Action Plan

MacCabe Durney Barnes was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to prepare the Dundrum Community, Cultural and Civic Action Plan (CCCAP).

Glenamuck Strategic Housing Development

MacCabe Durney Barnes secured planning permission for a strategic housing development on a site c 4.28 ha, Glenamuck Road South, Kiltiernan, Dublin 18.