John Spain Associates

By: John Spain Associates  05/12/2011
Keywords: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, planning applications, Planning Consultants

  JSA act as planning consultants and offer services in a wide variety of different types of planning projects throughout Ireland. Our general approach for all major projects is to act as overall project co-ordinator and managers. As a result we have developed a strong project management expertise. We believe that our role as planning consultants, our multidisciplinary knowledge and our strategic approach is best suited to this task and, in our experience, delivers the best results for our clients. The services which we offer include:  
  Planning Applications  
  The preparation, management and lodgment of planning applications is the core of our business. JSA act as project managers through the planning process and advise as to the appropriate planning strategy together with providing specific planning input to the scheme design. Our role includes:
  • Project management, planning strategy and expert advice.
  • Preparation and management of planning applications.
  • Strategic Infrastructure Development
  • Specialisation in coordinating EIA.
  • Preparation of Section 25 applications.
  • Framework plans and Action Area Plans.
  • Preparation of retail impact statements.
  • Preparation of planning appeals.
  • Expert evidence at oral hearings.
  • Preparation of planning & development reports.
  • Planning authority mediation and negotiation.
  • Social & affordable housing advice.
  • Development contributions negotiations.
      Environmental Assessment  
      JSA have considerable experience in preparing, managing and coordinating environmental impact assessments (EIA) to support a wide range of planning applications including major urban and rural development projects, and infrastructure projects.We have also been to the fore in generating expertise in the strategic environmental assessment (SEA)  
      Forward Planning  
      Over the past decade JSA have established a particular expertise in the preparation of local area plans and Framework Plans either for developers at the request of the Planning Authority or for the Planning Authority itself.JSA act as overall project managers and coordinate an inter-disciplinary team of professional consultants to produce high quality outputs.  
      Retail Planning  
      JSA currently act for a range of leading retailers in Ireland and have established a STRONG expertise in the area of retail planning.As the Irish economy continues to expand and the demand for goods and services increases, the area of retail plannning has become increasingly to the fore. JSA can advise as to the complex development policy currently guiding the location of new retail development and prepare Retail Impact Assessments to support planning applications.We are also leading experts in the preparation of retail strategies for planning authorities.  
      Planning Studies  
      JSA frequently undertakes planning studies on the part of property owners, prospective purchasers and lending institutions to ascertain the planning situation and future development potential of land together with providing expert witness evidence at Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) enquiries.  
      Development Plan Submissions  
      JSA are leading experts in preparing rezoning/development plan variation submissions and carry out detailed discussions with the Planning Authority to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.Some notable successes in recent years include Collinstown (Major Town Centre), Co. Kildare and Woodbrook, Co. Dublin

    Keywords: planning applications, Planning Consultants, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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