Northern Ireland

life needs minerals

Areas of work / types of services offered

The Planning and Environmental Law Team in Carson McDowell is the largest team of specialist planning and environmental lawyers in Northern Ireland, with each of the four team members practising exclusively in the fields of planning and environmental law.

  • The instigation and defence of judicial reviews of planning decisions
  • The co-ordination of major planning applications
  • Advice on the form, content and lawfulness of Environmental Statements
  • Advice on the form, content and lawfulness of Strategic Environmental Assessments
  • Advice on the form, content and lawfulness of Habitats Regulations Assessments
  • The preparation of planning and roads agreements
  • Representation of clients at area plan inquiries, roads inquiries and planning appeals
  • Advice on comprehensive development legislation
  • Advice on planning conditions and lawful amendment of applications
  • Making, opposing and monitoring of applications for planning permission
  • Advice on areas of special control including legislation and case law relating to conservation areas, listed buildings and historic monuments
  • Advising on all aspects of planning legislation, jurisprudence and planning process
  • Planning and environmental due diligence