Northern Ireland Planning Service

Proposed Changes To Householder Permitted Development Rights Consultation

Published on Wed, 21 Oct 2009 by planning.householderpd@doeni.gov.uk.
The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the Department’s proposals to extend existing householder permitted development rights.
This consultation ended on Fri, 22 Jan 2010 at 6:00pm


Various minor forms of householder development are permitted on the basis that their scale and nature is such that they would be granted planning permission if an application were required.
A report was commissioned by the Department which provided research and a review of the existing Householder Permitted Development Rights. The report recommends the introduction of permitted development rights that are impact based and easier to understand.
The aim of the proposals is to improve the capacity to grant planning permission and thereby enable the planning system to regulate householder developments in a more productive and beneficial manner. These proposals therefore aim to:
  • be easy to understand;
  • be proportionate to the anticipated impacts of such development;
  • be simple and economic to operate for both developers and the planning authority; and
  • control adverse impacts upon local amenity and environmental interests, including the built heritage.
Consultation responses should be with the Department on or before 22nd January 2010

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