Planning Portal

Advertising Change for Planning Applications

Published on Fri, 29 Sep 2006
The Planning Service is changing the way it advertises planning notices in the Greater Belfast area.
From 9 October details of new planning applications received for the Belfast City, Castlereagh Borough and Newtownabbey Borough Councils areas will be published in local weekly papers.
A spokesperson for the Planning Service explained: "We are committed to providing an efficient and effective service to our customers. This change follows a review of government advertising policy and aims to ensure value for money. It brings planning advertising in Headquarters and Belfast Division into line with the other divisional offices around Northern Ireland which already advertise in local weekly papers.
"Planning issues have a strong local focus and it is important that information on applications is published in ways which can be accessed at a local level.
"We continue to use the Neighbour Notification Scheme. Details of all new applications are also available at applications in my area.

Notes to Editors

  1. The Planning Service will no longer be paying to advertise in the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and News Letter. The weekly planning lists for the Belfast Divisional Planning Office will be published in the following titles from week commencing 9 October:
    1. Belfast City Council area:
    2. Andersonstown News
    3. North Belfast News
    4. South Belfast News
    5. Belfast News
    6. Community Telegraph (North)
    7. Community Telegraph (South)
    8. Community Telegraph (East/Central)
    9. Castlereagh Borough Council area:
    10. Belfast News
    11. South Belfast News
    12. Community Telegraph (East/Central)
  2. Newtownabbey Borough Council area:
    1. Newtownabbey Times.
    2. North Belfast News
    3. Community Telegraph (North)
  3. Applications processed in Headquarters, which are of local relevance, will also be advertised in relevant local weekly newspapers.
  4. Full details of the change are available on our free information line 0800 316 3004 or can be accessed on this website.
  5. Media queries to: DOE Press Office, tel. 028 9054 0003.
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