Planning Portal

Terms and Conditions

Use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Using our website

This website is a government website owned, operated and managed by the Department for Infrastructure (the Department)
Access to, and use of, this site is provided by the Department for your personal use only. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of the site. The Department reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online.
You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.

Intellectual Property

(This relates to creations of the mind: inventions (patents), literary works, symbols, names and images used in commerce.)
The names, images and logos identifying Planning Service, the Department of the Environment and the Department for Infrastructure, hereafter referred to as 'the Department', are proprietary marks of the Department. Copying or use of the Planning Service or the Department’s logo and/or any other third party logos accessed via the this website is not permitted without prior approval from the Department or relevant copyright owner in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Crown Copyright

The material on this site is protected by Crown copyright unless otherwise indicated. The material protected by Crown copyright (other than the Royal Coat of Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format as long as it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. If you want to reproduce, or copy to other people, any of the Crown copyright items on this website, you must say where you have taken those items from and must acknowledge who owns the copyright.
The permission to reproduce Crown-protected material does not cover any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of another person or organisation. You must get permission to produce that material from the copyright holders. The Department encourages users to establish hyperlinks to this site.
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Copying or use of the Planning Service or Department’s logos and/or other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the copyright owner. Requests for permission to use the Department’s logo should be directed to:
DfI Press Office
Department for Infrastructure
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Tel: 028 9054 0007
Tell us how and why you wish to use our logos. Please include your contact details as appropriate; name, address, telephone number and e-mail.


To this website

We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and, therefore, you do not need to ask our permission to do so. However, we would prefer it if our pages were not to be loaded into frames on your site. Instead web pages should load into the user's entire window.

From this website

The links provided on this site are for your information and should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. The Department accepts no responsibility in respect of your access to such websites or any material found on them. The Department cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


This website, and material relating to government information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.
In the case of any contradiction between the contents of these web pages and any published document, the provisions of the published document will prevail, unless stated otherwise.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

Privacy Notice

The Department and District Councils secure information of a sufficient nature to enable the successful processing of planning applications.
How Information about you will be used
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 provide a general right of access to all information held by a public authority and the Department and Councils are committed to demonstrating openness and transparency in their decision making processes.
The Statutory Register
The Department and Councils are obliged to make planning applications and related plans and drawings publically available for inspection by means of a Statutory Register that is currently available to view at the relevant local Council's office.
This includes the Applicant's personal details, including their name, address and telephone number.
Other Means
In the course of processing a planning application, the Councils or Department may make some information available on their websites, provide information to telephone callers, supply information to other statutory bodies in connection with planning applications, or make applications available for public viewing. This may be by means of:-
  • Council Schedules which are published to advise the public of which planning applications are to be considered at the next council meeting. This Schedule will include the Applicant's name and address;
  • Telephone calls being handled by the NI Direct Telephone Service whereby the telephonist will give the Applicant’s name and address on request;
  • Responses to enquiries from members of the Press who are interested in a planning related news story;
  • Making your application available to view by members of the public online or at the relevant Council's office.
Please note that your telephone number, email address and signature will not appear on the internet or be given in response to a telephone enquiry.
Contact Us
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you, please contact your local council planning office or the Department.
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