Matthew joined Brock McClure Planning Consultants in September 2015 having previously worked for a number of years both in Ireland and abroad. Matthew qualified with a Masters of Regional and Urban Planning in 2006 and since then has gained significant experience having worked in the private planning sector in Australia and in a Land Use and Transport Planning consultancy role here in Ireland. Matthew is a Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute.
Matthew has specific technical skills in the planning application and appeals process including Strategic Housing Development, preparation and contribution to environmental impact assessments, development plan and other statutory plan preparation, planning documents and policy review, urban master planning, and the preparation of transportation and land use studies such as strategic transport master plans. Matthew also has extensive experience in the preparation of development appraisals, vacant site levy submissions, planning compliance and Section 5 declarations.
Matthew’s experience spans a broad range of project types including residential, mixed-use, industrial and commercial developments. He has worked extensively with a number of private and public sector clients to reach their planning and development goals ranging from detailed planning advice for a minor change of use applications to large scale mixed-use developments. Many of Matthew’s previous projects involved a variety of client management, statutory authority negotiation and community engagement as well as comprehensive review and analysis of technical information and the provision of strategic planning advice.