ctesiphon wrote:I think MaYoGaL used an Engineer, not a Planning Consultant. That was presumably where the problems began.
I would concur, many of these Engineering, QS or Architectural consultants (especially in rural areas) who also claim to be 'Planning Consultants' rarely have a qualified Architect or Engineer, let alone accredited planner on their staff. Its also amazes me how many of these so called 'Planning Consultants' have no concept of some of the basics of the planning system in Ireland.
If unsure, I'd check with the Irish Planning Institute, they have a list of accredited consultants on their website, as to whether someone is qualified to be giving out sound planning advice. Ditto for an Architect or Engineer.