The Team

Simon Clear & Associates, Planning and Development Consultants is a practice established in 1999.  The practice is registered with the Irish Planning Institute and is engaged in a very wide range of planning and development consultancy services to private clients and public bodies.

Development advice is provided in relation to residential, retail, industrial, commercial, aggregates and rural development.  Strategic advice is provided relating to Masterplans, E.I.S., Legal/Financial, NDP and Communications Infrastructure.  Statutory based consultancy is provided relating to Development Plans, Local Area Plans, SEA and AA, National Roads Enquiries, CPO and Exempted Development.  Services include Development Assessment and Plan Preparation on behalf of Planning Authorities.

Simon Clear & Associates have been engaged by Planning Authorities, to steer SEA and AA procedures and strategic infrastructure development agencies, such as the Railway Procurement Agency, to provide peer review, oversight and management services to international multi-disciplinary consultancies advancing major projects through the Irish statutory planning system.

Simon Clear & Associates offer significant experience of the Irish Planning system, which includes experience in the preparation, administration and management of all aspects of EIA/EIS throughout Ireland in recent years. SCA have confirmed expertise in all the areas of Irish and European Planning and Land Use Law relating to the scope of services, the specialist advice and support associated with infrastructure projects. 

SCA has a strong track record in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams and engagement with legal teams and Counsel in preparation of large schemes and preparation for judicial/quasi-judicial forums. 

SCA has a highly qualified and expert team of advisors with relevant specialist interests that are relied upon to keep the Principal fully informed on all relevant local, regional and national planning issues, including retail which is a particular area of high planning expertise within the practice. 



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  • 3 Terenure Road West, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Ireland.
  • Phone: +353 1 492 5934
  • Fax: +353 1 492 7617
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