Brendan McGrath has wide experience of making the case for and against proposals in the various arenas that are set out in the planning legislation. The opportunities for engagement are invariably subject to tight deadlines and Brendan only takes on cases where, taking into account his workload at the time, he has sufficient time available to him to make the case. In the case of objections and appeals it is important for potential clients to contact as soon as possible after an application has been lodged or a decision has been made.  In normal circumstances a draft report is submitted to the client for review prior to finalising and submitting to the relevant authority. The advocacy work can be broken down into four categories, which as set out below. Refer to our News page for examples of some recently decided cases.

Objections to planning applications

We make objections/submissions to planning authorities about proposed developments. These are usually objections on behalf of individuals, groups of residents or businesses.

Appeals to An Bord Pleanála

We make appeals and observations to An Bord Pleanála on behalf of both first and third parties.

Submissions about draft development plans and local area plans

We make submissions to local planning authorities about proposed plans and ‘Part 8’ developments

Other advocacy

We make submissions in respect of CPOs. We are available to appear as an expert witness at arbitrations and oral hearings