As a precautionary measure in response to Coronavirus, Cecil Ward Building is closed for Belfast Planning Services.
In addition, the Planning Service is currently working within a limited capacity with no staff in our offices or on site. Although we are reducing our normal services, we will progress current applications and appeals where possible. We can’t accept new applications at this time and any that we receive by post, will be held and progressed later.
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.
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 Developer Contributions Framework (DCF) and associated information.
Read about our work to protect the city’s 12 conservation areas through the introduction of special arrangements, known as Article 4 directions. You’ll also find information on Tree Preservation Orders (TPO), a statutory protection afforded to trees under the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.