Orla is a Senior Planning Consultant in our Cork office and previously worked as a Town Planner with BDP in the UK.
Orla has successfully coordinated and prepared planning applications for a variety projects, from small housing developments and large residential estates including Strategic Housing Developments, to industrial and commercial developments. She also has experience in the preparation of planning policy submissions, planning compliance and enforcement, site appraisals and assessments, Section 5 Declarations, first and third-party appeals, as well as Environmental Impact Assessment Reports.
Coming from an architectural background, Orla has a particular understanding of design and possesses technical skills in critical thinking and analysis. Orla is skilled in graphic presentation using programmes such as AutoCAD and InDesign.
Orla is detail-driven, ensuring the delivery of successful planning strategies and effective multidisciplinary working.
Orla holds a Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development from University College Cork and a BSc(Hons) in Architectural Technology from Cork Institute of Technology. She is a member of both the Irish Planning Institute and the Royal Town Planning Institute.