‘Locals only’ planning policies may be unlawful – but wait…

The debate on "one-off" housing in Ireland continues. Recent articles in the national press on 'locals only' planning policies have everyone talking ... again. Aside from the problem of traffic congestion in Letterkenny, the matter of who is entitled to build a house in the countryside always comes up in conversations when I introduce myself as … Continue reading ‘Locals only’ planning policies may be unlawful – but wait…

Donegal County Council’s Strategic Priorities

Chief Executive's briefing with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce This morning I attended the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce's briefing with the Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Mr Seamus Neely. This is an annual event held by the Chamber, which also meets quarterly with Council officials to discuss issues of importance to the town and to … Continue reading Donegal County Council’s Strategic Priorities

Planning appeals

LJM Planning & Development Consultants provide planning consultancy and expert witness for planning appeals in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Here we tell you about making a planning appeal in the two jurisdictions and what to be aware of when considering making a planning appeal. Appeals in Northern Ireland In Northern Ireland, a refusal of planning permission … Continue reading Planning appeals

Successful presentation for World Town Planning Day 2016

I just finished my presentation for World Town Planning Day 2016! I had the privilege to join planners in national planning associations and universities from around the world in this global online planning conference to celebrate town planning and the work of planners. I hope to take part in further events and discussions on town planning … Continue reading Successful presentation for World Town Planning Day 2016

World Town Planning Day

For World Town Planning Day 2016 Online Global Conference I am giving a presentation on the challenges planners face when working across borders. With #Brexit looming, and the prospect of untying of EU Regulation, I see a need for continued and even greater co-operation across borders for spatial and strategic planning to ensure a sustainable future for our communities.