About us

“Tim and his team specialise in really challenging planning tasks. What defines them is not just their intellectual ability to make a technical planning case, but their antennae and political judgment to navigate the public mood, consultees and Council chambers.”
Rick de Blaby

Terence O'Rourke (TOR) is a leading consultancy for achieving success from the planning process. With our distinctive TOR approach Think Orchestrate Resolve TM we provide inspired and imaginative planning and design solutions, unlocking opportunities at the forefront of best practice and at the cutting edge of commercial thinking.

Track record
We have a track record of delivering successful schemes for our clients in the property and development industry which is second to none, including many award winning projects. Many of our projects are high profile and are at the forefront of the economic recovery.

Over the last two years, our planning permissions have helped to secure several hundred million pounds of investment and over 10,000 jobs.  We are actively working on schemes that will deliver over 40,000 homes.

An integrated team
Our team’s unique skill-set in the planning, design and environmental professions, working closely as one integrated unit, deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.

What sets us apart is how we integrate our disciplines to give clients a bespoke team of experts tailored to meet their project’s needs. We have a close relationship with our clients, taking care to listen to them and understand their objectives so that we often exceed their expectations. This approach creates comprehensive, innovative solutions to even the most complex planning challenges.

We have always believed that enjoying what we do – both in and out of the office – is integral to our success. The practice supports and encourages company sports teams and interest groups and also organise staff trips.

In 2015 to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we brought the whole team to Amsterdam for a day out (pictured).