SLR Consulting has expanded its planning capabilities in Ireland with the appointment of technical director Paul McTernan and associate Aislinn O’Brien. Paul McTernan, who will work from the Belfast office, is a former board director of Colin Buchanan & Partners, and has over 24 years’ town planning experience. He has specialist expertise in strategic planning, regeneration, development consultancy, statutory plan preparation, rural and urban renewal projects and urban design and masterplanning.
He has made over 300 public enquiry appearances and has project managed major development projects for both public and private sector clients throughout Ireland and the UK and is on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) masterplanning enabling panel.
Aislinn O’Brien will work from the Dublin office assisting Paul McTernan in developing SLR’s strategic planning and masterplanning capabilities in Ireland and the UK. She is also formerly a senior member of the Colin Buchanan team and has previously worked on projects including masterplans, design guidance and statutory plans incorporating strategic environmental assessment and appropriate assessment. She also has extensive experience in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) work.
SLR is an international environmental consultancy, based near Oxford in the UK, with almost 900 employees working from 63 offices in the Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. SLR is one of a very small number of truly international specialist environmental consultancies.