Town Planning


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A Scottish architect once denounced the Irish planning system as being like “wading through treacle”. Many participants share that view – especially when confronted by uncertainty or delay.

At Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA), we aim to apply our understanding of the planning and development process and our skills in negotiation and advocacy, to help clients reach their goals.

TPA provide the professional overview, experience and specialist technical expertise required to guide individuals, businesses, developers, and public and private sector bodies through the intricacies of the planning system.

The Practice benefits from a wide range of planning experience in both public and private sectors. We undertake a wide range of projects, ranging from individual appraisals and developments to major urban and rural, brownfield and greenfield developments across all development sectors.

Utilising the extensive and diverse skills of qualified and experienced planning staff, the practice delivers a high quality professional service to its Clients.

Our staff are results-motivated and driven, and provide a “hands-on”, informed and balanced approach, led by senior staff and assisted by fully qualified planning professionals. All staff have strong communication skills and have the ability to distil and identify key issues from the outset of any project.


The Practice is organised so that the workload and output is constantly monitored to ensure that Clients can be assured of a high quality service. Staff operate within a well organised, efficient and interdependent team structure, which optimises the use of project resources and delivers successful project outputs for our clients.

  • Agribusiness
  • Alternative Energy
  • Commercial
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Forward Planning
  • Industrial
  • International Projects
  • Healthcare
  • Quarries and Extractive Industries
  • Residential Development
  • Retailing
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Urban Design and Masterplanning
  • Waste Management

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