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Applying for planning permission

Please read our guide on the planning application process (PDF - 512KB) which will help you through the planning process.


How do I submit a planning application? 

Find information to guide you through the planning application process.

Application Checklist 

Our Application Checklist provides guidance on the information that you need to submit your planning applications.

Planning fees and forms 

Find planning application forms, details on fees and any additional information you may need when making an application.

Pre-application advice

Information to help you with your planning application including our Pre-Application Discussion (PAD) service.

Major development applications 

Find out about your responsibilities to keep local communities informed about all major planning applications.


VU.CITY Belfast is an accurate digital 3D model of the city. It can help to support your planning application or inform the pre-application process.

How do we process your application? 

Learn more about how we process your application once we receive it.

How we make planning decisions 

Discover the process of how we make decisions on planning applications.

Post-decision process 

The making of a decision on a planning application is not the end of the planning application process. Find out about the next steps.



We would like to hear your feedback on our planning process information. Please call us on 028 9050 0510 or email with your comments and suggestions.

Contact us
Belfast Planning Service
028 9050 0510
Belfast Planning Service
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street