About Us

Resolve Planning is a Belfast-based planning consultancy with a reputation for providing reliable planning advice and solutions to clients across Northern Ireland. We were recipients of the RTPI Planning Excellence Award in 2023 for the category “Planning for a Successful Economy”.


We work across all sectors and provide an effective and personal service to all our clients.

For professional planning advice please contact:

Damien McLoughlin,

BSc (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI


Direct Dial: 028 9590 2816

Email: damien@resolveplanning.com

Damien is a planning consultant with over 20 years of experience in private practice. He has represented many of the major developers in Northern Ireland and has promoted both planning applications and planning appeals on their behalf.

Damien holds a BSc Hons (Environmental Planning) and a Diploma in Town & Country Planning from Queen’s University, Belfast and is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Key Areas
  • Planning Appeals
  • Planning Applications
  • Enforcement Cases
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Expert Witness
Sarah McDowell,

MSc (Hons), MA, MRTPI

Senior Planner

Direct Dial: 028 9590 2831

Email: sarah@resolveplanning.com

Sarah is a planning consultant with over 18 years experience in both local government and private practice. She has significant experience in preparing, submitting and managing planning applications for a range of scheme, up to and including major development proposals.

Sarah holds a Masters in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Dundee and a Masters in Town Planning from Queen’s University, Belfast. She is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Key Areas
  • Planning Applications
  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Development Appraisal and Due Diligence

Some of our recet work has been undertken for the following clients:

Accreditations & Awards