Professional guidance through every stage of the planning process

We are committed to working closely with our clients to achieve their development aspirations, while guiding applications and appeals through the often complex planning system.

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Our Expertise

Resolve Planning is a full-service Belfast-based planning consultancy specialising in all aspects of the planning process.

Obtaining planning permission for any development proposal can be a complex process and will require a strategic approach from the outset. If you are planning a major development it is essential that you engage the services of an experienced planning consultant to ensure that your application will be approved.

At Resolve Planning we work closely with our clients, architects, specialist sub-consultants and the relevant local council to ensure that your planning application is well conceived from the outset and will be approved as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Refusal of a planning application does not mean that permission is not achievable and many decisions to refuse are ultimately overturned by the Planning Appeals Commission. A well-considered appeal statement and professional representation at the appeal hearing will increase your chances of success significantly.

We have extensive experience in pursuing planning appeals for clients who have been refused planning permission, who wish to avail of the non-determination appeal process or have been issued with an Enforcement Notice. If you require representation at a planning appeal you can contact us today for a no-obligation fee quotation.

Appeals against the refusal of a planning application

Appeals against the non-determination of a planning application

Appeals against Enforcement Notices


We have extensive experience in representing clients in Enforcement Notice cases throughout Northern Ireland, dealing both with the Council and the Planning Appeals Commission as necessary.

It is often very important to understand the implications of an Enforcement Notice being served and in particular the necessity to take action before the notice takes effect. It is therefore very important that you receive the right advice and speak with a planning consultant at the earliest possible opportunity.


Community and stakeholder consultation is the statutory process of engaging with the local community prior to the submission of a major planning application. Engagement with the public is now necessary for most developments that exceed 1 hectare in site area or are above certain thresholds in terms of size and scale.

We provide a full engagement service from initial concept stage to the submission of the planning application itself.


Our planning consultants provide specialist advice and services in respect of development proposals subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations. We have extensive experience in the management, coordination and submission of Environmental Statements for a number of major developments across Northern Ireland and pride ourselves in delivering detailed and legally robust assessments.

Recent examples include the redevelopment of Dundonald International Ice Bowl, and South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon (pictured).


The planning history of a site or business can often have significant implications for prospective new owners and due diligence will almost always be required to understand the key planning issues associated with the land in question.

At Resolve Planning we will consider in detail all of the relevant planning issues in preparing your due diligence report. We will look in detail at issues such as the zoning of the land or business, the planning application and approval history, enforcement history and future development potential, as well as the planning history associated with adjacent land and future development proposals in the vicinity.

If you require any advice relating to planning due diligence please contact us by telephone or by using our online enquiry form.


An appraisal of the opportunities and constraints associated with a development site is a key tool in considering its suitability and potential. Our feasibility studies are clear and precise and will provide a well-considered assessment of the planning issues likely to arise during the planning process and provide a clear strategy aimed at achieving your goals.


We have extensive experience in acting as expert witness to the Courts in land disputes and Judicial Review proceedings in respect of planning decisions. Our services include:

  • Preparation of expert witness reports
  • Attendance at Court as expert witness
  • Preparation of affidavits in support of Judicial Review cases
  • Direct access to legal advice, specialist planning solicitors and Counsel

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