John Spain Associates (JSA), established in 1997, is a leading firm of independent planning and development consultants based in Dublin.

We have extensive experience of leading and managing both complex and smaller scale projects within the statutory planning process. We are highly focused on understanding and achieving our client’s objectives. We produce high quality outputs that meet our client’s needs and objectives for each individual project.

JSA act as planning consultants in a wide range of different types of planning projects throughout Ireland, for public and private sector clients. These include urban development projects, large scale housing developments, mixed use urban regeneration strategies, infrastructure projects, masterplans and submissions on statutory development plans and local area plans.



The practice has extensive experience of working on complex projects in a multi-disciplinary team with the aim of ensuring the client objectives are delivered within agreed timescales.

A particular strength of the practice is our deep knowledge of the Irish planning system, our commitment to ongoing professional development, our reputation with planning authorities, both as professionals and as leading experts, and our absolute commitment to achieving our clients’ objectives.



Problem solving

strategic thinking

attention to detail

Committed to achieving our clients’ objectives

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