Northern Ireland Planning Service

Explanatory notes for applicants
How do I know if I need Planning Permission?

2. Certain types of development do not require planning permission. In addition the Planning (General Development) Order (NI) 1993 grants planning permission for certain types of development. In the case of householder development, the Department’s publication “Your Home and Planning Permission” may help you decide if you need to make a planning application. If you want the Department to confirm if your proposal would be lawful i.e. it does not require planning permission, you may apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Use or Development by submitting:
  • 4 copies of Form LDC2;
  • 4 copies of the appropriate drawings;
  • supporting evidence as necessary; and
  • the correct fee
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