About

Coakley O’Neill Town Planning is an independent Cork-based town planning consultancy, established in February, 2010 by Dave Coakley and Aiden O’Neill.

The practice provides clients with planning solutions which best suit their needs. We and our Associates have extensive knowledge and practical expertise of planning issues at national, regional and local level across the public and private sectors.

The Team

Aiden O'Neill

Aiden O'Neill

Director

Aiden qualified as a town planner from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1994, with the qualifications of BSc(Hons), PG Dip, MIPI, and has since worked in the public and private sector in the UK and Ireland. His initial experience was in various London regeneration bodies/Local Authorities, latterly the London Development Agency, where he was the principal officer on major mixed use brownfield land redevelopment projects in East and West London, including the Wembley Stadium Regeneration project. Aiden relocated to Ireland in early 2004, and was Director of RPS Planning and Environment overseeing a number of infrastructure, residential, retail and tourism projects. In February, 2010, he co-founded Coakley O’Neill Town Planning Ltd with Dave Coakley, and have since advised on commercial, infrastructural, energy, retail and brownfield land redevelopment projects, including SID, SHD and arbitration cases, of varying scales for a national public and private sector client base.

Dave Coakely

Dave Coakely

Director

Dave qualified as a town planner from the University of West England in 2005, and holds the qualifications of BA (Hons), MPhil, MTCP, MIPI, and has worked in the public and private sector in Cork since 2001. Dave has a particular expertise in the development planning process and has led on the preparation of Integrated Area Plans, Local Area Plans, including the North Docks Local Area Plan, and Action Area Plans , and planning policy advisor on internal Part 8 applications and part of the LOTS team and Part V Implementation Team while at Cork City Council. In private practice, Dave was the principal planner for the Cork Area Strategic Plan (CASP) update in 2008. He co-founded Coakley O’Neill Town Planning Ltd with Aiden O’Neill, and has since advised on commercial, infrastructural, energy, sporting, retail and brownfield land redevelopment projects, including SID, SHD and oral hearings, of varying scales, including strategic masterplanning, energy planning, waste infrastructure, residential development, policy submissions, initial planning appraisals, applications, appeals, enforcement, and advocacy work.
Sinead Kearney

Sinead Kearney

Assistant Planner

Sinéad is an experienced planning consultant holding an Honours Master’s Degree in Planning and Sustainable Development and an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Sociology from University College Cork. Sinead is also a member of the Irish Planning Institute, where she is an active member of the Cork Branch. Sinéad has over two year’s post qualification experience in Coakley O’Neill Town Planning Ltd, where she was recently promoted to Assistant Planner. She is a trusted member of the team who works closely with the directors on large scale developments, as well as being afforded the responsibility of managing medium-level planning applications from inception to completion by herself.

Deirdre Kiernan

Deirdre Kiernan

Planning Consultant

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, as well as a Masters in Regional and Urban Planning [MRUP] from University College Dublin. Her interests lie in development policy and urban regeneration, and has obtained planning experience working in private sector consultancy in the fields of commercial and residential development in Dublin.
Hannah Mulcahy

Hannah Mulcahy

Graduate Planner

Hannah holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and a Honours Master’s Degree in Planning and Sustainable Development from University College Cork. Since joining Coakley O’Neill in June 2019, Hannah has gained experience working in the private planning sector in Cork through assisting senior staff members in the preparation of planning applications for a range of development sites across the City and Country.

Contact

 

Tel: +353 (0) 21 230 7000

Fax: + 353 (0) 21 230 7047

Location

NSC Campus, 

Mahon,

Cork