Helen Harrison


With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Director Helen Harrison was previously the all-Ireland Director of Planning at BDP and spent 4 years working in local planning authorities. Helen is a serving Executive Committee member (former Chair) of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and is highly respected in the planning industry acting as Professional Accreditation Advisor to both Queen’s University Belfast and University of Ulster Planning Schools and representing professional private practice on a government Advisory Panel.

Areas of expertise include: renewable energy (wind & energy from waste); services infrastructure (roads/water pipelines & storage/electricity generation & grid); brownfield redevelopment; environmental assessments; expert witness; managing multidiscipline teams; master planning; statutory development plans (preparing and making representations); land disposal/asset realisation strategies and forensic planning/due diligence.


  • University of Ulster Belfast Campus 
  • DSD Frederick St Regeneration, Belfast 
  • Renewable Energy Projects – Commercial Wind Farms & Energy from Waste 
  • Bombardier Projects
  • Crescent Link Mixed Use Development, Derry
  • Belfast Gateway 
  • Forensic planning work and due diligence
  • Planning Appeals
  • Environmental Assessments