LJM Planning & Development Consultants is based in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Letterkenny, County Donegal.

About Laurie James McGee BA MA MRTPI MIPI


Laurie is a Chartered Town Planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute. She is Chair of the Northern Branch of the Irish Planning Institute. Laurie has 30 years experience working in planning in the USA, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and England.

Laurie’s background is in community planning and development. She worked as an IT trainer and a consultant to rural community groups and social enterprises in Inishowen, County Donegal. She later returned to the town and environmental planning profession after having obtained her MA in Town & Country Planning in 2006. She worked as a Town Planner, and later Senior Town Planner & Environmental Impact Assessment / Project Manager at Canavan Associates Ltd. in Derry, Northern Ireland.

After spending several months working as a Senior Town  Planner for Robinson & Hall LLP in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, Laurie recently returned to Ireland to set up her own town planning and development consultancy. Laurie can serve clients in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Laurie has extensive experience working in town planning and environmental impact assessment for wind energy and minerals projects in Ireland and Northern Ireland gained especially from her work on planning appeals and judicial reviews. She has a good understanding of planning and environmental regulations, policies and procedures in the planning systems of Ireland and Northern Ireland and the EU. With her recent experience working in town planning in England, Laurie has gained new perspective and expanded her competence in town planning.

With this experience and expertise Laurie can deliver a professional town planning service to clients for planning projects in Ireland and Northern Ireland. See our Services page for more information.

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