Planning Portal

Contact us

Contact us

The Department's planning functions operate from Causeway Exchange in Belfast.
The Department has responsibility for:
  • Determination of regionally significant and "called-in" applications;
  • Regional planning policy;
  • Planning legislation;
  • Oversight and guidance for councils; and
  • Perfromance management.

Public Reception Opening Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30-4.30 9.30-4.30 9.30-4.30 10.30-4.30 9.30-4.30

Contact Details

It is always advisable to make an appointment before visiting the DOE Planning office. This will help to ensure that you are seen promptly. Remember an appointment must always be made should you wish to see a planning application file.
General enquiries about planning procedures or progress on initiatives should be addressed to:
DOE Planning
Causeway Exchange
1–7 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EG
Tel: 0300 200 7830
email: planning@doeni.gov.uk

Local Planning Offices

From 1st April 2015, the 11 new councils are responsible for:
  • Local development planning – creating a plan which will set out a clear vision of how the council area should look in the future by deciding what type and scale of development should be encouraged and where it should be located;
  • Development management – determining the vast majority of planning applications;
  • Planning enforcement – investigating alleged breaches of planning control and determining what action should be taken.

Contact Details

Contact details for the Local Planning Offices can be viewed via the following link:
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