Northern Ireland Planning Service

Planning Application Forms

To avoid incurring unnecessary cost and delay before making an application for Planning Permission or other consents, please use the checklists to ensure that all relevant documentation is supplied to allow consideration of your application.
Neighbour Notification Scheme
Under the Neighbour Notification Scheme, the Department will ensure that planning applications are brought to the individual attention of the occupiers of buildings on neighbouring land which are within 90 m of the boundary of the application site.
Neighbouring land is defined as ‘land which directly adjoins the application site or which would adjoin it but for an entry or road less than 20m in width’.
All documentation will be amended in due course as part of a wider review of Departmental Guidance.

Key Information

Please note: Planning Application forms are available to download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. They can be completed on-screen, printed and submitted to The Planning Service. To use these forms it recommended that the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader Opens link in a new browser window is installed on your computer.
Please note the checklists are working documents, any changes will be made immediately on the website.  Please ensure that you use the most recent checklist.

PHD - Householder Development

The PHD form should only be used for applications for Full Planning Permission for works of alteration/ extension to a dwelling or other development for domestic purposes within the curtilage of a dwelling (e.g. erection of a garage).

P1 - Planning Application

The P1 form must not be used for householder development. The purpose of the addendum is to replace questions 16 and 17 on the current P1 application form with updated questions derived from the new Policy Direction of Draft PPS 21. This is an interim measure pending publication of the final version of PPS 21 and may be subject to change.

P1A - Planning Application

Additional information required in respect of applications which will involve the use or storage of Listed Substances or the use or storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

P1B - Planning Application

Additional information required in respect of applications which will involve the working and winning of minerals.

P1C - Planning Application

This revised P1C Form is for immediate use and should be fully completed and submitted when applying for planning permission for a dwelling on a farm under Policy CTY10 of Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 21: Sustainable Development in the Countryside.

P1D - Planning Application

Additional Information required in respect of applications for Crèches and Day Nurseries, Nursing and Residential Homes.

P1W - Planning Application

Additional Information required in respect of applications for Single Wind Turbines and Wind Farms

P2 - Declaration of Land Ownership

Form P2 is required to declare land ownership.

P2A - Notice of Application

The P2A form is required when the applicant does not own the land subject of the planning application or Listed Consent.

A1 - Consent to Display Advertisements

Advertising consent is required before an advertisement can be displayed.

LB1 - Listed Building Consent

Listed building consent is required before the carrying out of any work for demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building, which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historical interest.

PCS - Property Certificate Form

The PCS form should be used by Solicitors to submit property enquiries to the Property Certificate Unit in Enniskillen Divisional Planning Office.

PCAC1 - Conservation Area Consent

This form is to be used only for applications for consent to demolish, whether in whole or in part, unlisted buildings within a conservation area.

LDC1 - Certificate of Lawfulness - Existing Development

The LDC1 form should be completed when the applicant is seeking a written determination that an existing use of land, operational development, or activity in breach of a planning condition is lawful.
Please note:  The Department has introduced new legislation for taking enforcement action against breaches of planning control. Enforcement action must be taken within a 5 year time period in respect of both changes of use and operational development.
The change is one of a series of measures included within the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 to strengthen and simplify enforcement powers. This legislation is necessary to standardise and simplify the range of options. The new provisions should result in a more efficient system of control, less confusion and greater clarity in dealing with breaches of planning control.
All documentation will be amended in due course to reflect this change.

LDC2 - Certificate of Lawfulness - Proposed Development

This form should be completed when the applicant is seeking a written determination that a proposed use of land or operational development is lawful.

MDA1 - Modify or Discharge a Planning Agreement

This form is to be used for the modification or discharge of a Planning Agreement made under Article 40 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

P18 - Explanatory Notes to Accompany Refusals

This form is enclosed with all Refusal Notices

P19 - Explanatory Notes to Accompany Approvals

This form is enclosed with all Approval Notices or Notices of Consent