In each Local Planning Authority, a Development Plan is prepared which identifies land for development and sets out the policies against which all planning applications will be assessed.

The Development Plan identifies large-scale strategic sites for all types of development, as well as small to medium-sized areas (typically 10 or more residential units). These plans must be reviewed every five years.

As part of the Development Plan, Neighbourhood Plans are drawn up by local communities, which can allocate land for development. Whenever land is being promoted through a Neighbourhood Plan, we seek to engage and consult local communities.

Depending on where your Local Planning Authority is in the planning process, we can advise you what options there are for promoting your site in the short, medium, and long term. As part of our project management services, we can co-ordinate with technical consultants to provide a strong evidence base to support the promotion of your land.

We carefully review consultation drafts of emerging Plans and make representations based on the evidence base and input from technical consultants. We can also represent you at Development Plan Examinations in Public.

Some examples of what we do...