Conor Frehill

Senior Planning Consultant


Honours Bachelor of Liberal Arts, University of Limerick, Ireland

Masters of Regional and Urban Planning
University College Dublin, Ireland

Professional Membership

Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Employment History

Senior Planning Consultant- McCutcheon Halley

Senior Associate – Future Analytics Consulting, Dublin, Ireland.

Planning Officer rising to Principal Planning Officer – Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey, England


Conor is a Chartered Town Planner with significant experience in both the public and private sectors in Ireland and the UK, where he has developed a strong working knowledge in plan making and policy development, development management and strategic infrastructure planning and delivery.

With a background in communications, Conor has successfully coordinated and managed projects of varying type and scale, including residential and commercial development projects for private clients, the preparation of evidenced-based strategies for local planning authorities, as well as large scale community-led planning initiatives.

Conor’s experience also extends to work for the European Commission, and in particular the development of planning tools for ‘smart cities’ in the area of energy efficiency.

Selected Clients & Projects

Residential Development at Harbour Heights, Passage West (2016)

Project Conor is presently engaged on the delivery of a 256 unit residential scheme at Habour Heights, Passage West, Co. Cork. A previously unfinished development, MH are currently working with appointed receivers and development agents to realise the potential on these lands. Conor has advised on all planning matters relating to the production of a site masterplan, and the subsequent preparation of a planning application. This has included design contributions, Environmental Impact Assessment screening, Part V negotiations, strategy on development contributions, recreation and amenity policy, as well as plans for strategic support infrastructure, which includes the provision of a new roundabout to serve the development and wider area.

Residential Development at Mallow Co. Cork, Canonbridge Ltd (2015-16)

Project management of all planning aspects for a 86 unit residential scheme, comprising traffic and transport, community and servicing infrastructure, flood risk, appropriate assessment and amenity considerations. Proactive engagement with Cork County Council on the all matters, negotiation on Part V requirements, and strategy development to realise client development objectives.

Dublin Housing Strategy Co-ordination Paper, Housing Agency (2016)

Conor co-ordinated a review of housing strategies in the Dublin region on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and Housing Agency. This included a comprehensive assessment of existing housing policy, plans and programmes in the region, the identification of key strategy requirements and the development of a framework to deliver improvements in the forward planning and delivery of new housing developments across the four Dublin local authorities of Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin and Dun Laoighre Rathdown. This included an appraisal of issues relating to development density, viability, housing mix and type, Part V implementation, land use zoning and strategic infrastructure support requirements.

Dublin Docklands Social Infrastructure Audit, Dublin City Council (2014-15) 

Conor prepared a Social Infrastructure Audit for the Dublin Docklands, as part of the roll out of the new Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) in the area. The study provided Dublin City Council with a clear and up to date inventory of all social and civic infrastructure in the Docklands, identifying gaps in provision, and made key recommendations for the prioritisation of future investment commensurate with the delivery of new development. The assessment methodology provided for extensive stakeholder engagements processes with statutory providers including the Department of Environment and Health Service Executive, prominent political figures and wider community groups, including local residents.