who we are

 

Butler O’Neill consists of two partners with varied educational backgrounds and professional experience which brings different skill sets to the business.  Clara O’Neill and Roisin Butler set up the Practice to bring an all-encompassing and integrated approach to planning, place strategy and development.  Roisin and Clara’s wider range of associates come from various disciplines and professional backgrounds including Planning experts from University College Cork as well as local Architects, Architectural Technicians, Place-Branding and Marketing Professionals as well as Transport and Consulting Engineers.


Róisín Butler

RB photo websiteOriginally from Tralee, Co. Kerry, Róisín holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree [Joint Honours] in Geography and Archaeology, as well as a Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development [MPlan] from University College Cork.   Having spent some time working in China, Róisín returned to Cork and has since worked on a number of key projects ranging from individual planning applications to enforcement, masterplanning, planning appeals and submissions. Róisín has a particular interest in environmental planning, planning law and community engagement. Prior to setting up Butler O’Neill Róisín worked as a graduate planner at the Centre for Planning Education and Research [CPER], University College Cork.

Róisín has obtained experience in the provision of consultancy services to the private sector in the fields of city and town centre regeneration, master-planning, plan-making, strategic business advice, advocacy and engagement, specifically through the MacCurtain Street Action Area Plan. She contributes to both the MPlan course and the CPER research team in University College Cork.  In particular she has been involved in area-based planning projects as well as comprehensive database formulation with a specific focus on international planning practice and theory.

She has provided expertise to the public sector in the field of research and has been recently working on a project secured through a competitive process for Cork City Council.

Róisín is a Graduate Member of the Irish Planning Institute and a Licentiate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in the process of obtaining full Corporate Membership.

                                                                                    Contact Roisin by phone at:  085 7435332  or  by  email at:    roisin@totalplanningsolutions.ie

 

Clara O’Neill

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Originally from Carrigtwohill / Midleton Co. Cork, Clara holds a First Class Honours degree in Government and Public Policy [GPP], as well as a First Class Honours Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development [MPlan] from University College Cork. Having worked for some time for the Department of An Taoiseach in Dublin, Clara returned to Cork and since then, has worked on a wide variety of planning projects.  Clara’s particular interests relate to planning policy and development and she has worked on a number of high level projects aimed at affecting planning policy.  Recently, Clara delivered a paper at the Irish Planning Institutes National Conference entitled: ”A Review of Ireland’s Core Strategy Provision and the Prospects for Reform.”

Clara has also worked on a number of enforcement cases, commercial, residential, retention and change of use planning applications. Clara has a particular interest in the area of policy, placemaking, urban regeneration and masterplanning.  Recently, her work on the Blackpool Village Regeneration Strategy has produced a wide range of measures for the future development of the area.  Prior to setting up Butler O’Neill, Clara worked as a graduate planner at the Centre for Planning Education and Research [CPER], University College Cork.  She contributes to the research team of the CPER, particularly in relation to advancing proposals for Cork Metropolitan Area and revised governance in the Cork Region. Clara has obtained experience in the provision of consultancy services to the private sector in the fields of city and town centre regeneration, masterplanning, plan-making, strategic business advice, advocacy and engagement. She has expertise and experience in research, business and planning fields.

Clara is a full Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute and a Licentiate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in the process of obtaining full Corporate Membership.

Contact Clara by phone at:   086 3258274 or by email at:  clara@totalplanningsolutions.ie