We now have 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.
In this section you can:
Our new powers include:
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) 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 DfI have transferred to councils and are now council employees.
General enquiries about planning procedures or progress on initiatives should be addressed to:
Silverwood Business Park
190 Raceview Road
T: 028 2563 3500