Processing Applications: Notifying Neighbours
Why and who to Neighbour Notify
Your neighbours should be informed about your application to allow them the opportunity to make representations if they so wish.
To help the Department to notify the relevant neighbours you must complete the neighbour notification section of the application form, Form P1 Q24, or Form PHD and section E.
Under these sections you should give the addresses of all occupiers of adjoining premises, provided they abut the application site or alternatively identify that this is not applicable in the instance that there are no notifiable neighbours.
Key InformationFailure to inform your neighbours is likely to delay your application
Where there is a property adjoining the site which is in multiple occupation, the addresses of all occupants should be given. Occupiers of buildings which would adjoin the boundary of your site but for an entry or a road less than 20 metres wide are also regarded as neighbours. A failure to correctly identify notifiable neighbours may delay consideration of your application.
Comments received in relation to the application which are planning matters will be ‘material considerations’ and will therefore be considered along with all other relevant matters in forming the opinion on the application at the internal development control group meeting.
At the end of the process when the decision has been reached or if an application has been withdrawn then neighbours will be notified accordingly.