Brendan Buck

Brendan Buck is a prominent Irish town planner being the Managing Director of BPS Planning – a leading, multi-disciplinary practice of Irish Planning Institute accredited planning consultants; project managers; environmental planners; and urban designers. Working from South Dublin and north Wicklow, BPS Planning can provide all your planning requirements services. All work undertaken by BPS is completed by Brendan Buck. He can make sometimes difficult planning matters seem less complicated.

BPS Planning has many projects underway at any given time, with live planning applications and planning appeals, ensuring their delivery across the country. Brendan advises small, medium, and large development firms and others in or entering the development system. Brendan has obtained planning permission for award winning projects such as the GAA’s Roof Top Walk Project.

BPS Planning understands that some planning projects raise concerns for individuals and communities and businesses located nearby. Brendan will work with any individual, community or business impacted by a proposal, including by SHDs, to ensure aa concerns are articulated and considered by a local authority or by An Bord Pleanála in its assessment of a planning application or appeal. He is known for his handling of large-scale community objections to Dart Underground, SHD schemes, Flood Relief Schemes, and other projects.

He is a fully accredited town planner with over 25 years’ experience in planning & development in the private & public sectors. He has worked in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as a planning officer. In academia, he was a Lecturer in the School of Planning in DIT (2002-2005).

Brendan is a specialist in planning and development procedures. He has guided planning applications through all planning processes including EIARs, SIDs, SHDs (Strategic Housing Development), oral hearings, and public consultations.

He has been heavily involved in planning research since graduating TCD and UCD. He has published papers on planning & made submissions during the drafting of the Sustainable Residential Density Guidelines (2009), the National Planning Framework (2016), the Building Height Guidelines (2018) and the Apartment Guidelines (2018).

While practising as a town planner, Brendan obtained Higher Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment from UCD and in Urban Design from Edinburgh College of Art.

Brendan is known by many for the 5 years of articles he wrote for the Irish Construction Industry Magazine where his expert updates on town planning and development were well received. But Brendan is best known for a blog called An Irish Town Planner which he has updated constantly since 2006. He is currently a Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute.