Environmental & Planning

A&L Goodbody's Environmental & Planning law group is the largest such specialist team in Ireland, and a recognised market leader. Established over 30 years ago, our combined Dublin and Belfast 12 strong team provide integrated planning, environment and health and safety law advice to domestic and international corporates, State bodies, local authorities, government, private developers and financial institutions. We advise clients in a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, renewable energy, construction and property development (including in the area of compulsory purchase orders), transport, retail, professional services, technology and waste. We routinely advise clients on the impact of climate change, the European Green Deal and Irish climate change law on their developments, investments and strategies.


  • Irish Water

    on securing Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) consents for both the Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant extension, and the Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project, and on the defence of a judicial review challenge to GDD.

  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland

    on the MetroLink project in Dublin including shaping the EIAR, NIS and related planning documents and leading the preparation by the developer for the oral hearing.

  • Oriel Parkwind

    on the development of a 330MW offshore wind farm, allocated Relevant Project status under the proposed Maritime Area Planning legislation. Advising on all aspects of the proposed application for planning consent, onshore and offshore.

  • Developers and lenders

    on all planning and environmental aspects of the most significant solar farms projects in Ireland and a number of the most significant acquisitions of solar portfolios in the Irish market, including for large utility scale clients.

  • Onshore wind developers

    on all environmental and planning aspects of the consenting, development, financing, acquisition, operation and disposal of over 1GW of windfarm projects.

  • International hyperscale data centre operators

    on all aspects of environmental and planning law related to the development, establishment and operation of their data centres.

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