Engineer's, Planning Development & Design Consultants - No. 1 for a Professional Service in Wicklow

Contact us today @ 01 2810063, 086 2345570 or to discuss your next project!

Who we are

Michael Lane is a Chartered Engineer and trades as a Planning & Design Consultant.

He is an Affiliate Member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and also holds a BSc. in Construction Technology from Bolton St. (DIT), Dublin.

Michael worked in the family business (M Lane & Co Ltd) for a number of years before forming Lane Planning & Design in 2003.

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Sean Cotter is a Chartered Engineer (B.E., M.B.A., F.I.E.I., M.I.C.E) who jointly formed Lane Planning & Design in 2003.

Sean undertakes the supervision and direction of site works on behalf of Lane Planning & Design.

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What we do

The principal activities we undertake include the initial design and preparation of planning applications for, houses and extensions.

We specialize in all aspects of planning applications:
  • Survey (Measurements, Levels)
  • Initial Design Drawings
  • Existing Site Plans
  • Proposed Site Plans
  • Existing House Plans
  • Proposed House Plans
  • Newspaper Notices
  • Site Notices
  • Ordinance Survey Maps
  • Planning Application Form
  • Schedule of Documents
  • Cover Letter
Here are some projects we recently completed in Wicklow...

Additional Professional Services

Listed below are some of the other services we provide

Mapping Services - Land & Property Transfers
Snag Lits - for new and used Houses & Apartments
Building Surveys & Structural Reports
Auto Cad Services
Planning Reports / Objections / Appeals

What our customers say...

"Michael Lane helped us design our new home and get planning approval... he also oversaw the entire building process - on time and on budget. Our finished home is fab. Thanks Michael for all your advice and expertise."
Celine in Bray, Co Wicklow

"Lane Planning & Design provided a superb service in innovative house design and overseeing construction work, with a strong emphasis on sustainable installation. We could not recommend this company highly enough - superb!"
Tom and Ann in Newtownmountkennedy

Books written by Michael

Xplan/s Book of House Plans (2020 Edition) is now available to purchase exclusively from our websites for only €22.45. It features all the House and Garage plans that are available on our websites.

  • 10 No. 2 bedroom house designs
  • 22 No. 3 bedroom house designs
  • 24 No. 4 bedroom house designs
  • 29 No. 5 bedroom house designs
  • 7 Garage designs
The eBook is available only in E-Pub format, is delivered by email and is 10.5MB is size (Zipped)

The Definitive Guide to Building an Energy Efficient House is now available to purchase exclusively from our websites for only €9.95. The guide provides a step by step guide to the layperson or self builder to design and build an energy efficient, eco friendly home to suit their specific requirements. Information is provided on engaging professional and contractors, the design and layout, insulation and U-values, the superstructure, air-tightness, ventilation, electricity, water heating, heating and radiation and renewable energy
The eBook is available only in E-Pub format, is delivered by email and is 5MB is size (Zipped)

Useful Links

Listed below are some useful links

Wicklow County Council Planning Dept. link
Wexford County Council Planning Dept. link
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Dept. link
South Dublin County Council Planning Dept. link
Planning Laws Ireland. link
Building Regulations Ireland. link

Partner Sites

Listed below are the links to our House Plans websites

Xplan - Ireland's Online House Plans Provider. link

LPD Portfolio

Click here to view a portfolio of some of our most recent completed projects.

Thinking of building an extension?

Are you building an extension, a porch, a sun-room or a conservatory, which is planning exempt or requires planning permission?
If so, we can provide:

  • Site Survey (Measurement stage)
  • Drawings for Existing/Proposed Floor Plan/s
  • Drawings for Existing/Proposed Elevations
  • Drawings for Existing/Proposed Site Plan/s
  • A detailed building specification document (incl. materials, contract requirements, etc.)
  • Site Inspections and Certification
  • Payment Certifications
Here are some more projects we completed...

Advantages of engaging us

The advantages of engaging Lane Planning & Design for your proposed project are:

  • Professional Service
  • 30 Years Experience
  • Modern Designs
  • Practical Designs
  • Competitive Professional Fees
  • Exceptionally high planning success rate
  • Full Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our Planning Record

In the past calender year alone (May 2020 to May 2021), Lane Planning & Design has had a 100% success rate for planning applications in Co. Wicklow!

These include 'Grants for Permission' for once-off houses and extensions in:

Greystones (3)
Bray (1)
Avova (1)
Kilpedder (1)
Kilmacanogue (1)

Lane Planning & Design has an overall planning success rate of 88%, from Feb 2005 to Jan 2021 inclusive.

Our success rate in Wicklow is 87%.

According to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the success rate for planning applications in County Wicklow is 88.4% and the national average is 88.6% (Both for the year 2020).

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Our Fees

Lane Planning & Design offers a very wide range of professional services. It is standard practice that all our clients receive a detailed quotation of the professional fees and expenses, that would be involved, in their particular project.

Please contact us with details of your project, in order to receive a detailed quotation.

Lane Planning & Design has a standard practice of calculating professional fees based on an estimate of the amount of work involved in each project.

Detailed below are the typical fees charged for a variety of projects.

  • The fees detailed will differ from project to project
  • All fees are subject to VAT at 23%
  • All fees are subject to expenses (if applicable)
  • All fees listed below are effective from July 2021
  • Note: We do not charge on a percentage basis
Project Type Fee
AutoCAD Services € 70.00 per hour
Small Works € 70.00 per hour
Initial Consultation (by phone) € **No Charge**
Initial Consultation (on site) € 200.00 (refundable)
Consultation (for a once-off house) € 250.00
Mapping Services €350.00 (from + 1 site inspection)
Planning Appeals €400.00 (from)
Planning Reports €450.00 (from)
Snag Lists / Pre-Purchase Survey Fee
1 Bedroom Apartment  € 275.00
2 Bedroom Apartment  € 300.00
3 Bedroom Apartment  € 325.00
4 Bedroom Apartment  € 350.00
2 Bedroom House € 325.00
3 Bedroom House € 350.00
4 Bedroom House € 375.00
5+ Bedroom House  € 400.00 (from)
Building Report / Structural Survey Fee
2 Bedroom House € 525.00
3 Bedroom House € 550.00
4 Bedroom House € 575.00
5+ Bedroom House € 600.00 (from)
Extensions < 40 m2 (Planning Exempt) Fee (from)
Site Survey + Measurements € 500.00
Drawings € 1500.00
Site Inspections € 225.00 (Per Site Visit)
Exemption Certificate (Planning Permission) € 200.00 (+ 1 site inspection)
Certificate of Compliance (Building Regulations) € 350.00 (+ 1 site inspection)
Extensions  40 m2 (Planning Required) Fee (from)
Planning Stage  € 2500.00
Commencement Notice € 250.00 (+ BCMS fee of €30)
Extensions > 40-100 m2 (Planning Required) Fee (from)
Planning Stage  € 3500.00
Houses Fee (from)
Planning Stage € 4500.00
Commencement Notice  € 350.00 (+ BCMS fee of €30)

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability

Did you know that Lane Planning & Design can prepare all the floor plans, drawings and a Contract Specification Document to meet the requirements of the Occupational Therapist in your Local Authority

Please follow this link at Citizens Information for full details of the grants available