David founded Armstrong Planning Ltd in Dublin and services a range of private clients across Ireland and the UK
He has proven expertise in project management, coordinating large teams of technical consultants while handling major mixed-use development projects and urban extension schemes. David specialises in retail planning (capacity modelling and impact assessments) and has written numerous retail and leisure studies for Local Authorities in the UK, providing the evidence base supporting their development plans, and advises on retail capacity, impact assessment and general planning matters. He has also advised major retail operators including 3 of the big 5 supermarket chains and retail park asset managers. He has acted as a professional witness for a number of private commercial clients and has instructed counsel for major planning Inquiries. David is always looking for new challenges and is happy to take on new projects, large or small.
David has an in-depth knowledge of planning law, policy and development control, coupled with extensive experience advising private landowners, commercial developers and local authorities.
He started out in 2005 at a planning practice in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, where he was involved in an extensive range of residential development projects. After spending the next decade in London, he gained significant commercial experience working for several major planning firms, most recently as lead retail impact and capacity modelling analyst.