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Planning and Development

The planning system is broadly organised around three functions: forward planning, development management and enforcement.

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The Process

From the preparation of planning policy and guidance to project inception and through the application process, our team of planning and design professionals offers the core competences to meet client requirements in the planning process. We have supported numerous public authorities around the countries.

Experience and Expertise

Our forward planning work spans a variety of topics including inputs to Development Plans and Local Area Plans, feasibility studies, economic viability assessments, etc. We also provide development planning services to public and private sectors alike. Our team has been involved in a wide variety of projects, covering a range of scales from the single house to large complex developments. We also provide support to local authorities delivering social and affordable housing, greenways and road developments and to State Agencies and Semi-State Companies. Our experience is varied and includes inter alia residential development (private, built-to-rent, social and affordable), mixed use, industrial, commercial, transport infrastructure, renewable energy.

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Our services include:

  • Masterplans / urban design framework plans / feasibility study / action plan
  • Development plan submissions
  • Land use / transportation integration
  • Compliance and policy evaluations
  • Planning appraisals and feasibility
  • Pre-planning advice
  • Planning assessment
  • Planning applications
  • Strategic infrastructure development
  • Planning appeals
  • Part V housing negotiations
  • Project management and coordination
  • General planning consultancy advice
  • Expert witness / oral hearings
  • Due diligence
  • Stakeholder management
  • Planning opinions
  • Part 8, 9 and 10 development applications

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Get in touch with MacCabe Durney Barnes today

+353 1 676

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