Republic of Ireland

Our team of highly motivated, experienced and accredited town planners has over 30 years of experience working in the Irish planning system and a comprehensive understanding of development processes and commercial drivers.

Our knowledge of planning law and procedure is central to our skills base. Our high quality and objective consultancy advice, balanced with the delivery of a strong advocacy role, is valued by our public and private sector clients.

The team has established strong working relationships with management and senior decision makers across planning authorities and other public bodies. These strong relationships are important when identifying and implementing planning solutions.

The ROI planning team delivers core planning services for small projects and large multidisciplinary projects across a wide range of development sectors. We advise on all major land uses with particular expertise in residential, commercial, leisure / tourism and infrastructure projects. We also offer a range of complementary specialist services including environmental assessment, urban design, transport planning and project communications.

Key Contacts

Leah Kenny

Leah Kenny   |   Director, Planning   |   Send Email

Leah is Director of the RPS Planning Business Unit in Dublin – managing the team, and in charge of business development and growth. She has 22 years’ professional planning experience advising on a wide range of commercial and infrastructure development projects in the areas of project management, feasibility studies, land use studies/masterplans, retail planning, environmental impact statements, statutory approvals (including Strategic Infrastructure Development), planning appeals, development plan submissions, expert witness, stakeholder and public consultation.

Maria Lombard

Maria Lombard   |   Director, Planning & Environment   |   Send Email

Maria is Director of the RPS Planning Business Unit in Cork with 22 years’ experience in the planning and development sector. Maria has successfully guided a range of project types through the planning process. She has worked for both public and private clients on wide range of residential, mixed use, commercial and infrastructural development proposals. She has also been responsible for the management and preparation of numerous EISs alongside the delivery of planning advices and consultancy services.

Helena Gavin

Helena Gavin   |   Director, Planning   |   Send Email

Helena is a Director of Planning with RPS holding a wide portfolio of consultancy experience for commercial, infrastructural, port, residential and leisure projects. She also has particular expertise in advising on large and complex urban projects where her work has involved the preparation, management and coordination of planning applications, EISs, planning appeal submissions, rezoning submissions, masterplans, planning compliance submissions, as well as drafting advices relating to planning and development law.