About Carlin

We guide and engage. We say what needs to be said and not just what people want to hear. Our aim is to get to the best solution faster for all project stakeholders.

What we do

We are a leading planning and environmental consultancy based in Belfast and working throughout Ireland and the UK with a strong network of local partners to deliver great projects for our clients.

Established in 2019, our small friendly and professional team bring over 15 years’ experience of working in collaboration with private clients, public sector bodies, government departments and communities to deliver positive outcomes, innovative placemaking solutions and create value for all project stakeholders.

Our extensive technical expertise spans local and major large scale developments in a range of sectors:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Mixed-Use
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Industrial and Renewables

Regeneration requires a range of skills including planning, property analysis, economics and a wide range of technical disciplines and our team brings this diverse skill set to each project. We value knowledge and ongoing research is central to our business.

Meet The Team

Our experienced personable team, led by founder and Director Kieran Carlin, is passionate about shaping places and regenerating spaces to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Kieran Carlin BSc (Hons) PGdip LLM MRTPI
M: 07469 850063
E: kieran@carlinplanning.com

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Senior Planner

John Scally MRTPI MSci
Senior Planner
M: 07706 494803
E: john@carlinplanning.com

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Senior Assistant Planner

Jade Gillespie BSc MSc
Senior Assistant Planner
M: 07710 547851
E: jade@carlinplanning.com

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Town Planner Placement Student

Tiernan FitzLarkin FdSc BSc
Town Planner (Placement Student)
M: 07534 927379
E: tiernan@carlinplanning.com

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Agile & Innovative


Honest & Straightforward




Commercially Minded


Committed & Engaged

Our Core Values

Honest & Straightforward: We strive to be open and transparent. Saying what needs to be said and not just what people want to hear. Our aim is to get to the best solution faster.

Agile & Innovative: We are creative and open to new ideas and look at each project from all perspectives. We are responsive and are prepared to adapt to the needs of the project, client, community and stakeholders.

Collaborative: Collaboration is at the core of our business. We work together with multiple stakeholders from varied disciplines to achieve a clear common goal.

Commercially Minded: We seek to understand the market, clients and projects and continually strive to create value for all project stakeholders.

Committed & Engaged: We are all in. We’ll be there to deliver on your needs throughout the journey with us, sharing our knowledge, our insights and our expertise.