Working With A Planning Consultant
As an Architectural Practice our primary role is as designers. However an almost equally important role in most projects is in preparing and processing documentation and drawings to make a planning application for our clients if applicable/required. However in some more complex domestic and larger scale projects we tend to bring a Planning Consultant on board that understand the more intricate layers of planning law, whether it is at the initial stages of the planning process or at a later stage such as making or responding to an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.
A Planning Consultant brings clear and well-researched solutions for how best to reconcile economic, environmental and social issues in the context of individual development proposals, planning appeals and strategic investment schemes for various locations. They develop future scenarios for change, carry out impact assessment of various kinds and advise on preferred planning options either at strategic or detailed levels.
A Planning Consultant can work in the public, private and voluntary sectors in a variety of roles. With a wide range of skills, they advise decision-makers (such as national and locally elected democratic bodies), communities, investors, interest groups, business people and the public at large on issues to do with the spatial development, growth, management and conservation of regions, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods, local areas and parcels of land everywhere.
We work with various Planning Consultants such as Ger Fahy Planning Consultant, McGill Planning and Tony Ewbanks EHP Services. In conjunction with these planning consultants we have had great success in successfully steering various projects through the planning process.
For more information on a Planning Consultant, see the Irish Planning Institute website https://www.ipi.ie/