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The planning system

The planning system and development management

Find out about the planning system and how it works

Changes to planning

Since 1 April 2015, the responsibility for planning is shared between the new councils and the Department of the Environment (DOE)

The planning system - how a decision is reached

Find out how planning decisions are made

Making a planning related complaint

Find out what action to take if you are not happy with the service you received from Planning NI

Getting help with planning

Sources of information and advice you can access to help you with your application

Community involvement

You have the opportunity to express your views on planning applications. Find out how

Development Plans

How development plans help development by making sure that enough land is available to meet the expected needs of the area over the plan period

Tree management and preservation

Tree conservation in your area and how Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) are attached to trees