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Canavan Associates Ltd.

Limited Company | www.canavanassociates.com

23 Prince's Street
Northern Ireland
BT48 7EY

Telephone: 028 71371700
Fax: 028 71372187
Contact: Mr. Seamus Canavan

Email: info@canavanassociates.com

Website: www.canavanassociates.com


23 Prince's Street
Northern Ireland
BT48 7EY

Telephone: 028 71371700
Fax: 028 71372187
Contact: Mr. Seamus Canavan

Email: info@canavanassociates.com

Mr. Seamus Canavan BA(Hons.) MA MIPI MRTPI AffilIEMA  [ E-mail ]

Mr Canavan is the director of this multidisclipinary Practice overseeing day to day management. After securing a professional Masters Degree in Town Planning from Sheffield University following from his primary degree, Mr Canavan acquired extensive planning experience before establishing his own Planning Consultancy in 1988.

He previously worked as a Town Planner with Public Authorities in Ireland and abroad. He has specialist planning,design, renewables and environmental expertise in the Northern and Southern Ireland planning systems. He has additional skills and qualifications in business and enterprise development, design,project development; with specialisms in renewable energy, rural and community development plans; landscape and visual assessment.

He has completed professionally accredited courses in health and safety, building regulations, energy rating, fire safety. He has been providing architectural and design services since 1988 in this private practice. He was a founder member, and honorary secretary of the Derry Foyle Civic Trust.

He is a full corporate member of the Royal and Irish Town Planning Institutes and a Mentor for the Royal Town Planning Institute and an affiliate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment; an accredited Business Mentor.

Ms Laura Carlin MSc dist. BSc (Hons) AIEMA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Development Applications, Diversification, Liveries, Planning & Development


Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wind Farms


Architecture, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Marketing, Viability Assessment


Impact Tests


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet


Advocacy, Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Empty Homes Surveys, Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Impact Tests, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Swimming Baths, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Ports, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, Housing Estate Masterplans, Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      6
Total Professional Staff      6
Chartered Town Planners      2
Architects      1
Landscape & Environment Professionals      4
Conservation Professionals      1
Turnover      confidential
Year Project Value      ditto
Quality Assured      IS0 9001 ISO 14001 OHAS 18001

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom


Established planning, environmental and architectural and renewable energy consultancy serving N. and S. Ireland. Professional and experienced team, with two chartered town planners.Staff are qualified in planning, environmental management, ornithology and ecology, architecture, wind and renewable energy delivering customer focused results.

Network of specialist associates in the fields of noise, archaeology, hydrology and geotechnical engineering, tourism, marketing, retailing, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Professional Services include:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Statements
  • Planning applications, appeals, objections, inquiries and representation enforcement appeals and Lawful Development Certificates
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
  • Master Plans,Site Assessments, Design Concepts; Architecture and Design
  • Development Plans; Feasibility Studies
  • Community Consultation
  • Rural and community development
  • Marine developments
  • Minerals planning

Environmental Services

Environmental Management, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Scoping Reports, Strategic Environmental Assessments for Development Plans and Studies, Ornithology, Ecology, Natura Impact Statements Appropriate Assessments under HRA, Sustainability Appraisals, Environmental Management Systems and Action Plans,
Waste Management Plans, Environmental auditing, Habitat restoration plans and species management plans, Site assessment tests, Sustainable and passive design assessment, Community based sustainability and tourism action plans, Funding and financial assistance.

Renewable Energy

Wind Farm specialists with EIAs produced for over 40 wind farms. Project and environmental management from initial scoping to post-construction planning monitoring. EIA project management. Planning consultancy and negotiation. Management and coordination of sub-consultant specialists. Turbine layouts and constraints mapping. Landscape and Visual impact analyses (LVIA) including: reports, photomontages, wireframes, Zones of Theoretical Visibility. Bird surveys and studies. Shadow flicker analysis for wind turbines. Haul Route AutoTracking preliminary noise noise assessment. Stakeholder and public consultation programmes. Pro-active negotiation with consultees. Site surveys and planning application preparation including ES and all planning drawings. Construction Management Plans. Post planning Environmental Management Plans and monitoring;planning amendments