Lisa English

Senior Planner


Lisa English joined McCutcheon Halley’s Dublin office in 2018 as a Senior Planner, having previously held a variety of land-use planning roles with public authorities including An Bord Pleanála, Dublin City Council and Cork County Council.

Lisa has a particular interest in the integration of land use and transport planning, having worked with the Environmental Traffic Planning division of Dublin City Council and the Dublin Transportation Office. She was part of the team that planned and designed the first bus and cycle lanes in the Dublin City Council area and also worked on the delivery of the Luas to Dublin.

Since joining McCutcheon Halley, Lisa has directed Planning Feasibility Appraisals that objectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed development. In preparing the appraisal, Lisa assesses the site’s context, planning history and relevant national and local policies. The deliverable is a robust report that concludes with an opinion on the likelihood of obtaining planning permission for the specified proposal together with alternative options. Lisa’s work acts as the foundation for the next stage outlining the reports that should accompany an application for development as well as providing guidance on likely contributions.

Lisa holds a Master’s in Town Planning from Queens University Belfast, a BSc in Surveying from Southbank University, London and a Diploma in Estate Management from the Limerick Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Irish Planning Institute.