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GM Design Associates Limited

Limited Company | www.g-m-design.com

22 Lodge Road
County Londonderry
BT52 1NB

Telephone: 028 7035 6138
Fax: 028 7034 2699
Contact: Mr William Gamble

Email: gmda@g-m-design.co.uk

Website: www.g-m-design.com


22 Lodge Road
County Londonderry
BT52 1NB

Telephone: 028 7035 6138
Fax: 028 7034 2699
Contact: Mr William Gamble

Email: gmda@g-m-design.co.uk

Mr William Gamble MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

B.Sc. (Hons) Q.U.B. 1970, M.Sc. Strathclyde 1972, Diploma Urban Design
Heriot Watt, Edinburgh College of Art 1981
1972-1973: Chief Architect Planners Department, L'Derry Development Commission - Project Architect/Planner
1973-1984: DOE (NI) - Planning Officer
January 1985: formed GM Design Associates
Overall extensive experience in running Architecture/Planning
Practice,Project Management (Negotiation with Statutory and Regulatory Agencies, Public Utilities etc.), Industrial Development (Food and Dairy Sector, Warehousing, Hygienic/Clean Environments) Master Planning and Project Management of major Developments and Development Areas, University Campus, Feasibility Studies, Commercial Developments, Residential Developments/Housing Projects/Site Layouts, Urban Design/Townscape, Urban Regeneration, Leisure/Tourism Developments, Environmental Impact Assessment, Traffic Impact Assessment.

Mr William Robinson MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography, Queens University, 1973 M.Sc. Town and Country Planning, Queen’s University, 1975 1975 - 1985: Planning Officer, Planning Service, Coleraine 1985 - 1990: Senior Planning Officer, Planning Service, L’derry 1990 - 1996: Senior Planning Officer, Planning Service, Coleraine 1996 - 1997: Senior Planning Officer, Planning Service, Omagh 1997 - 1998: Senior Planning Officer, Regional Planning Division, Belfast 1998: Principal Planning Officer, Planning Service HQ, Belfast 1998 - 2004: Principal Planning Officer, Planning Service, Coleraine Dec 2004: Joined GM Design

Mr Mark Smyth MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

B.Sc.(Hons) Environmental Planning, Postgraduate Diploma Town and Country Planning, Queens University, Belfast
Joined GM Design Associates in September 1997
Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment, Retail Impact Assessment, Sustainability Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Planning Appeals and Public Inquiries, Licensing, Housing, Industrial Developments, Commercial Developments, Master Planning and Site Layout

Mr Jonny Stewart MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

BA (Hons) Urban Planning, Post-Grad Dip. Environmental Planning BTEC HND in Building & Estates Management BTEC National Diploma in Land Administration

Mr Kieran Burns Licentiate RTPI (MSCi Planning & Property Development  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

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


Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

Development Control Application Systems, GIS, Internet


Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Biomass, BREEAM, Geothermal, Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, 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, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Transport Impact Studies

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, Housing Estate Masterplans, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      29
Total Professional Staff      25
Chartered Town Planners      4
Architects      4
Landscape & Environment Professionals      2
Turnover      £1.6m
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom

GM Design Associates Limited is an established multi-disciplinary practice offering planning, architectural, landscape, urban design and development consultancy services throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. The company's experience covers a wide range of planning areas including master planning, urban design studies, urban renewal, project management, planning advice, appeals, expert witness and impact studies.