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Planning

Conservation areas and Article 4 directions

Read about our work to protect the city’s 12 conservation areas through the introduction of special arrangements, known as Article 4 directions. 

Belfast Planning Service

Find out about our responsibilities, our public office opening times and location.

Current applications

Information on the latest applications that are open for comment.

Applying for planning permission

Information on when you need to apply for planning permission, how to do so and fees, as well as links to application forms.

Belfast Local Development Plan

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.

Development Plan and Policy

Find out about the adopted and draft Development Plans for the Belfast area, and planning policies relevant to Belfast and the wider region.

Planning Enforcement

Information about our enforcement service and how to make a complaint about a breach of planning control.

Developer Contributions and Planning Agreements

View our draft Developers Contributions Framework (DCF) and associated information that we are currently consulting on.

Tree Preservation Orders

Information on Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), a statutory protection afforded to trees under the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.


Contact us
Belfast Planning Service
028 9050 0510
Belfast Planning Service
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP