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Advice and Guidance

Practice Notes


Fees & Forms

Important Note:- Much of the advice and guidance in this archive section relates to the planning system pre-1st April 2015 and is still available for reference purposes until further notice. New Practice Notes have been and will continue to be made available through the Planning Portal (see links displayed for convenience) which provide advice and guidance on the planning system commencing on 1st April 2015 in relation to Development Plan, Development Management and Enforcement.

DAERA Guidance

The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DAERA’s) Environmental advice for planning.

Planning Advice Notes

  • Implementation of Planning Policy for the Retention of Zoned Land and Economic Development Uses

DfC Historic Environment Division Guidance

Further information on the historic environment can be found on the Department for Communities website (
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