We offer high quality professional town planning consultancy services.

What do we offer?

Check through our range of services that we can provide to you.

MCG Planning provide comprehensive, objective and reliable planning advice to enable clients make informed decisions to optimise the potential of their sites and properties. We prepare clear and robust planning strategies for clients to navigate the complex Irish Planning System.

We have a proven track record over 20 years of securing planning permissions for our clients.  Our service includes managing and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary design teams to deliver comprehensive and viable planning permissions across a wide range of development types: residential (including Large Scale Residential Developments (LRDs), commercial/office, retail, industrial/employment, healthcare, education, tourism/hospitality,  infrastructure/energy.

We have extensive experience in the preparation and project management of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Retail Impact Assessment (RIA), Social & Community Audits and other socio-economic reports as required to accompany medium and large-scale planning applications.

In addition, we represent clients in relation to all other aspects of the Irish Planning Process including: Development Plan / Local Area Plan Submissions, Preparation of Site Masterplans, Exempted Development Declarations, Extending the Life of Planning Permissions, Planning Appeals & Appeal Responses, Further Information Requests, Planning Enforcement and Planning Compliance.

Here’s some of our work!

Browse through some projects. Hover over the image for more info.



We have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, residential permissions across a wide range of location types and scales, from small urban infill to Large Scale Residential Developments (LRDs). Since 2018 we have secured permissions for over 8,000 residential units for our clients.

Pictured – Opus Apartments, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2


Urban Regeneration & Mixed Use

We have extensive experience in delivering high quality permissions on brownfield sites for mixed use, higher density schemes that optimise development potential and successfully mediate conservation, amenity and environmental concerns.

Pictured – Scots Church, VHI HQ, Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Office, Commercial & Industrial

We have secured permissions for many large-scale office developments in Dublin and other cities. We also achieve successful planning outcomes for various industrial development types, including manufacturing, warehousing and data centres.

Pictured - Microsoft Ireland’s HQ at One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown.

Education & Healthcare

We deliver permissions for educational developments including schools, third-level campus developments and student accommodation. We also provide ongoing planning services to a number of healthcare and nursing home providers, and secure permissions for both new developments and expansion of existing services.

Pictured - TU Dublin Grangegorman East Quad


Tourism & Evening Economy

We provide planning advices to a variety of clients involved in the hotel, tourism and entertainment industries and the evening economy. We have secured permissions for a variety of hotels and tourism facilities.

Pictured - Premier Inn, Stephen Street, Dublin 2


We provide planning advices to clients for all scales of retail development from small town centre units to large shopping centres.

Pictured – Southern Cross Central Neighbourhood Centre, Bray.

Who do we work with?

We provide professional planning consultancy services to a wide range of private and public clients.

Cairn Homes
McAleer Rushe
Altere Dev

Meet the team!

Here are the people who make up the MCG Planning team.


Trevor Sadler

Managing Director


Geraldine Fahy



Brenda Butterly

Associate Director

Shauna Hewitt



Karen Fox


Want to work together?

If you have any questions related to what services we can provide, please get in touch and someone from our team will be able to help you.

What do our clients say?

“MCG Planning has provided Warren Private with planning advice for over 15 years. Trevor and his team are expert in identifying the core planning opportunities and risks for each project, whilst using their extensive knowledge and experience of the Irish planning environment to maintain a strong commercial and strategic outlook. We highly recommend the company and look forward to continuing our relationship with Trevor and his team into the future.”

Mark O’Brien

Principal, Warren Private

“In our short lifespan, Cairn Homes have grown to become the largest housebuilder in Ireland. Throughout this journey, which coincided with significant changes and challenges associated with the planning system, Cairn often relied upon McGill Planning Consultants to inform our overall strategy and guide the design and development of many of our schemes which on average extend to 500 homes. McGill Planning represent Cairn with professionalism and competency at all stakeholder engagements and consistency provide clear and reliable direction which have resulted in positive planning outcomes in all instances to date.”

Aidan McLernon

Head of Planning, Cairn Homes Properties Ltd.

“We have been fortunate to work with Trevor and his team at MCG Planning since the inception of our company in 2018. They have been knowledgeable, professional and co-operative in all our dealings with them and they have played a key role in guiding us through this tumultuous period in Irish urban planning.”

Mike White

Chief Development Officer, Lioncor

“We consistently engage MCG Planning for their professional, informed and strategic advice which has been fundamental to securing favourable planning decisions on each of our projects. MCG’s collaboration with design teams and relationships with Planning Authorities has been vital to their successful management of each of our planning applications. We wish MCG Planning continued growth and success in this sector.”

John Hoare

CEO, Corcom Development Partners
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Our office is located at 22 Wicklow St, Dublin 2, D02 VK22

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