Applying for Planning Permission in Northern Ireland: The Planning System provides society with a way of controlling how we use land, what we build and where we build it. The Department of The Environment prepares and adopts documents called development plans, consisting of maps and written policies, which show where and in what quantity various types of development will be permitted. The Department also administer a development management system to make sure that proposed development conforms Read More...
PPS21 – Planning Permission in Northern Ireland: PPS-21 is a set of rules introduced by the Planning Service to create more opportunities for development sites within the countryside. PPS-21 is an amended set of rules to replace the old PPS-14. PPS21 sets out planning policies for all of NI with the exception of town/village boundaries. The aim of PPS21 is to manage & develop the countryside. PPS21 supersedes all previous policies and previous greenbelts. It has been active now since 24th November 2008 as a final policy Read More...
PPS21 supersedes all previous policies and previous greenbelts.It has been active now since 24th November 2008 as a final policy and has relaxed the restrictions on countryside development.
Who can apply for Planning Permission?
Basically anyone!! Anyone who fits into one of the Planning categories stated in PPS21. PPS21 is not restricted to Agriculture.
What are the main categories of PPS21?
PPS-21 has brought in new rules to help development which can only be applied under the following categories:-
CTY 2a- New Dwellings in Existing Clusters
CTY 3 - Replacement Dwellings
CTY 4 - Building/Barn Conversions
CTY 8 - Infill Sites / Gap Sites
CTY 10 - Dwellings on Farms
CTY 11 - Farm Diversification
CTY 6 - Personal & Domestic Circumstances
CTY 7 - Dwellings for Non-Agricultural Business
CTY 9 - Residential Caravans & Mobile Homes
What do I do now?
If you think you have a site, a building to replace or convert, or need advice, contact FmK now and we will discuss with you the options available.
We offer a free office or site consultations for all our clients to determine the viability of making Planning Applications.
At FmK we only take on viable applications and as a result have an impressive approval rate! See link at bottom of page for list of all our planning approvals
Home Extensions and Improvements: You don’t require planning permission to extend or add to your house provided you meet a set of rules which came into operation on 6 April 2011.These rules set out what is allowed and not allowed without planning permission and applies mostly to the dimensions of the proposed extension, its position on the main house and its proximity to your site boundaries. You will need to apply for planning permission if:• More than half the area of land around the ‘original house’ would be covered by additions or other buildings.• The enlarged part of the house would be Read More...
NI Planning Permission for Farm Buildings: You do not always need planning permission to carry out development on a farm holding. Certain development on a farm holding is deemed to be permitted development. This includes works for the erection, extension or alteration of a building which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of agriculture. However the development must comply with certain requirements set out in the relevant legislation. Generally speaking planning permission is not required for changes to the inside of buildings, or for small alterations to the outside Read More...