About | SullivanPLAN

SullivanPLAN works with public and private sector clients to design and build strong, sustainable and beautiful communities.


Community Planning Experts

SullivanPLAN is a boutique land use and environmental planning consulting firm. We offer a unique and like-minded team of professionals who share a passion for solving their clients problems in a positive and stress-free manner. This includes managing teams of consultants needed to achieve our client's goals. We LOVE what we do and have a passion for creating communities that we are proud to call home!

Together, we believe in professional integrity, innovation and creativity using a collaborative approval and delivering service excellence.

We believe that to plan great communities requires hearing from the community. Residents live in the community and add tremendous value to any planning project.

We are creating strong communities...together!

Working with SullivanPLAN

At SullivanPLAN we live by these words:


SullivanPLAN offers more than 25 years of experience working with municipalities, communities, and private sector clients as they develop their properties.  Customized for your needs, we offer strategic advice and technical support at all levels of the project to help you meet your goals.

We will

  • Listen to your story
  • Understand your vision, needs and goal
  • Respond with a realistic work plan and timeline, which includes:
    • Identify and coordinate with other professionals (engineer, surveyor, architect)
    • Manage the project and team to get the job done on-time and within budget
    • Be the single point of contact for the municipality
    • Provide clarity and consistency in all communications
    • Represent you in all public forums/meetings
    • Manage all written work with the project team
  • Adjust our response as needed to achieve your goal

Our Approach


To do what we love by helping our clients achieve their goals.


The consultants of choice, supporting our clients work with integrity, innovation and creativity.


  • Operate with Integrity & respect
  • Work as a team
  • Embrace positive change
  • Seek challenging projects
  • Celebrate success
  • Have fun doing what we love
  • Make money
  • Learn from failure

Michael Sullivan, RPP, EP | Principal Planner | Director

As a land use development planning specialist, I offer more than 20 years of experience helping residential/commercial clients navigate the development approvals process at municipalities, as well as working with our community leaders,  to assist as they develop and implement their municipal strategic plans. 

About | Michael Sullivan

Liam Doherty, RPP, CPT | Planning Designer

Liam has worked in the planning industry for over 20 years. A graduate of both McMaster University and Mohawk college, he is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP), a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and a Certified Planning Technician (CPT). He began his career as an intern in Owen Sound, and has held a progressive series of positions with consulting firms in Toronto, Kitchener, Brampton and Burlington. He opened his own firm in 2010 to help clients with individualized attention their projects.

Liam's passion is design, which is reflected in the quality of his work. He is also a very thorough researcher and report writer. It is Liam's ability to envision the project that sets him apart from his peers. 

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Adam Moote, M.Pl | Associate Planner

Adam has over 5 years experience in environmental planning and more recently land use planning. He brings progressive experience in government relations, where he has worked with municipal and provincial partners. In these capacities, he’s provided top issues-management and legislative support for stakeholders, including preparing and writing advocacy pieces for government engagement, justification reports and has facilitated public engagement open houses.

His specialties include agriculture/rural planning and natural resources management. Adam has very strong research, writing and strategising skills. He is wise beyond his years in terms of political acumen and strategic thinking.

Adam has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University. He also holds a Masters degree in Planning from the University of Guelph. His studies centred on the theories, principles and policy of effective environmental planning. More accurately, he studied the governance of resource management and how new regulatory regimes are necessary to change behaviour.

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