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Welcome to C. McILvar Ltd

Welcome to C. McILvar Ltd Chartered Planning Consultants , based in the North West, C. McILvar Ltd provides professional, chartered town planning advice and services to clients within all sectors of the development industry including the general public.

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Chartered Town Planning

C. McILvar Ltd is fully chartered and a professional member of the Royal Town Planning Institute which is subject to a strict code of conduct that ensures you receive impartial and reliable advice. Our testimonials speak for themselves and you can be confident that you are in good hands. We operate province wide and have particular experience within North West and Mid Ulster Areas. We draw upon extensive private and public sector experience to ensure that your project is effectively managed and steered appropriately through the planning system to deliver your goals within realistic timescales.


With over ten years experience our expertise includes working on a range of projects from large scale mixed use development schemes to individual householder projects and rural sites. We are happy to apply our experience to any size of project. This can often involve co-ordinating the input of other specialist consultants.

Client Testimonial

At Solmatix we aim to deliver the best service we can to our customers. When sub-contracting work we are always nervous about loss of control and the impact this may have but Carol and her team deliver an impeccable service on time and budget.  We would have no hesitation in recommending her practice to others

Frank McCullagh MEng,

Planning Reform

Planning as we know it is changing. On 1 April 2015, the DOE will transfer responsibility for the majority of planning functions to local government. The Planning Act (N.I.) 2011 comes into operation with a completely different set of rules and regulations for planning throughout N.I. The responsibility for planning will be shared between the new councils and the DOE.

DOE will continue to process all planning applications up to 31 March 2015 and the final decision to grant or refuse planning permission will be the responsibility of the Department. On 1 April 2015, DOE will transfer to councils any major or local applications that have not been determined. The council will be responsible for making the decision on these applications, along with deciding all new major and local applications that are submitted after 1 April.


Current Capital Grants Available

At C. McIlvar Ltd we have years experience delivering a diverse range of projects which have been funded through a number of funding programmes. Consequently we are familiar with the criteria to optimise successful applications to a wide variety of schemes.

For the majority of such schemes obtaining planning approval is the most time critical factor. At C. McIlvar Ltd we can help you plan, design and complete the application processes for such projects.