Retail Planning

Retail development is a key part of urban development schemes whether it is at the neighbourhood or city centre scale.  Marston Planning has an extensive understanding of Government retail planning guidelines, regional and county retail planning policy, as well as in undertaking retail impact assessments for a wide variety of clients.  Our approach to retail impact assessment provides robust evidence for developers to add weight to retail planning applications based on population analysis, spending, drive time isochromes and site appraisal.  Marston Planning and its principal Anthony Marston has provided retail advice on a number of high profile projects, including:

  • Ikea, Dublin;
  • Gulliver Retail Park, Santry;
  • West End Retail Park, Blanchardstown;
  • Guineys, Talbot Street;
  • Fota Retail and Business Park, Carrigtwohill; and
  • Neighbourhood centre, Ferrybank, Co. Kilkenny.

We have extensive experience of undertaking comprehensive and robust retail analysis, retail impact assessment studies, and providing expert witness evidence at oral hearings.  Our retail impact assessments in accordance with best practice willidentify the total economic impact of the proposed development through an identification of the retail catchment, available expenditure, turnover of existing and proposed centres and the turnover of the proposal.  This will provide an estimated diversion of spending from existing stores as a result of the proposal within the identified catchment area.