If your proposal does not benefit from permitted development rights, you will need to apply for planning permission.
To apply for planning permission, you will need to submit
- An application form
- An appropriate fee
- Scaled plans and drawings to reflect the current position and the proposed development
- Supporting information
Further detailed guidance on submitting an application can be found at Making an Application
Applications can be submitted electronically or hard copy. Electronically is the preferred submission route.
Some customers choose to engage a planning agent to assist in their submission and we will liaise with your agent while processing your application.
When an application is received, we will check that the above details have been submitted correctly and begin processing your application.
Your application will be publicly advertised in the local press, if there are adjoining neighbours we will notify them and we may consult outside bodies for an opinion on specialist matters.
One of the factors we take into consideration in assessing your proposal is planning policy. Prior to submitting an application, you may wish to reference planning policy to consider the requirements within. Planning Policy should be read in a tiered manner starting with the relevant area plan, followed by the Strategic Planning Policy Statement for Northern Ireland and finally the relevant Planning Policy Statement. There are numerous Planning Policy Statements for varying development types however for household development the relevant policy is called Addendum to Planning Policy Statement 7 ‘Residential Extensions and Alterations’ and for all development in the countryside the relevant policy is called Planning Policy Statement 21 ‘Sustainable Development in the Countryside’.