Read about our work to protect the city’s 12 conservation areas through the introduction of special arrangements, known as Article 4 directions.
Find out about our responsibilities, our public office opening times and location.
Information on the latest applications that are open for comment.
Information on when you need to apply for planning permission, how to do so and fees, as well as links to application forms.
We are responsible for developing a Local Development Plan for Belfast, working with local people, to create a clear vision of how the council area should develop and what it will look like in the years to come.
Find out about the adopted and draft Development Plans for the Belfast area, and planning policies relevant to Belfast and the wider region.
Information about our enforcement service and how to make a complaint about a breach of planning control.
View our draft Developers Contributions Framework (DCF) and associated information that we are currently consulting on.
Information on Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), a statutory protection afforded to trees under the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.