What We Do

Planning advocacy

The practice represents individuals, companies and groups in the planning process by preparing submissions to planning authorities. This work falls into five main categories:

  1. objections to planning applications,
  2. appeals, appeal responses and observations to An Bord Pleanála,
  3. submissions about development plans, local area plans, regional guidelines and other statutory plan-making documents,
  4. reports for CPO inquiries and arbitrations, and
  5. expert witness at oral hearings and arbitrations.


Brendan McGrath has extensive experience (6 or more projects/sites) of the following types of development:-
        large retail stores,
        nursing homes,
        primary care centres, 
        residential developments, and
        wind farms


                                                                 An Bord Pleanála

Detailed plans and master plans for villages, towns and suburbs

We prepare statutory and non-statutory plans on behalf of local authorities, land owners and communities, drawing on a wide experience of public consultation and use of a range of analytical tools. We produce clear, attractive documents.

map-5-public-realm-with-legend-high-500-pixAskeaton, Co. Limerick

Countryside planning

We have a considerable experience of countryside development, including planning for recreation and tourism, visitor signage, walking route design, management plans for historic demesnes and the development of retirement villages



    Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny

Corofin Mapboard web1Map board (1.3 x 0.96 m)
in Corrofin village, County Clare

Burren Coast Road sign

Burren Coast Road sign

Feasibility studies and site development:
site assessment, design and advocacy

We design and facilitate development projects. We carry out studies of potential, provide site briefs, assemble design teams and assist with consultations and negotiations with local planning authorities.


south elevation

Medium density residential scheme in Ennis, County Clare

Environmental assessment

The practice coordinates the preparation of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and strategic environmental assessments (SEAs), contributes to EIAs, and carries out landscape character assessments and heritage appraisals.

landscape character assessment

                                                          Buncrana, Donegal, SEA

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