Belfast

We are the leading national planning consultancy in Northern Ireland.

Our work embraces major public and private sector regeneration, renewable energy, residential development, retail, transportation infrastructure, education, health and asset management.

In April 2015 the majority of planning powers were transferred to our 11 new local authorities – the biggest shake up in Northern Ireland planning for a generation. To mark the first anniversary of the changes, we have set ourselves 12 planning New Year’s resolutions, formed from our own insights and practice. To learn more about them, click here to watch our Planning New Year video. To watch a 30-second introduction to each of the resolutions, click on any of our team’s photos in ‘Meet the Team’ section below.

We will shortly be publishing the results of extensive research which we have undertaken, analysing every determination decision under the new planning system to identify patterns and differences between the new local authorities. To receive copies when published, please register your interest here.

We have been involved in some of the highest profile projects in Northern Ireland, including theTitanic Quarter and Maze Long Kesh. Our work has been recognized in an RTPI/RSPB Sustainable Planning Award for regeneration and we have been shortlisted for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.

Titanic Quarter, Belfast: from derelict docklands to iconic international visitor attraction, we planned the transformation and delivered the consents.

Our team, led by Michael Gordon, provides astute advice borne out of long-standing experience of working and living in Northern Ireland.

Our local connections include:

  • Northern Ireland Renewable Industry Group
  • Construction Employers Federation (Planning Affinity Partner)
  • Environment Minister's Renewables Sub-Group
  • Culture Minister’s Advisory Group  for Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Belfast Healthy Cities
  • Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland
  • CBI
  • NI Chamber of Commerce
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Ulster
  • Irish Planning Institute.
3 Joy Street
Belfast BT2 8LE
 
Tel. +44 (0)28 9072 3900
 
Planning
Engagement
Michael Gordon
Office Director, Belfast
Conor Hughes
Director
Brian Kelly
Director
Sheila Murphy
Associate Director
Sara Tinsley
Associate Director
Emma Walker
Associate Director
Angela Wiggam
Associate Director
Sam McKee
Senior Planner
Gary Dodds
Planner
Erin Donaldson
Assistant Planner
John Davison
Associate Director, Engagement