We now has responsibility for delivering planning functions within the Council area.
As part of local government reform, Planning which was previously delivered through the Department of the Environment Planning Office (DOE), transferred to local Councils on 1 April 2015.
Our new powers include:
The DOE will retain responsibility for deciding regionally significant and called-in applications. It will also set regional planning policy and legislation, provide oversight and guidance, and monitor the performance of councils, providing support where needed. Planning officers from the Department of the Environment have transferred to councils and are now council employees.
General enquiries about planning procedures or progress on initiatives should be addressed to:
Planning Office County Hall
182 Galgorm Road
|T: 0300 200 7830