You can now apply for planning permission online (with the exception of Hazardous Substance Consent).
If you are applying for Hazardous Substance Consent email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the relevant application form which will be emailed or posted to you.
This application will then have to be submitted in paper form.
Any amendments to an online planning application (for example, revised plans) must be emailed to email@example.com.
Hard Copy Applications
While we encourage our customers to use the online application system, we continue to accept hard copy planning applications.
We are currently drafting a validation checklist which will ensure you are fully aware of what information is required to accompany a planning application in order to be considered valid and to ensure the efficient and timely processing of the application. This will be published soon.
Fees and payment
Planning fees are set by the Department for Infrastructure. They have also published accompanying explanatory notes for the fees.
Planning Fees Increase from 6th April 2023
The Department for Infrastructure, in line with The Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023 will introduce an inflationary fee uplift of approximately 12.3%. This will be across all fee categories and will come into operation on the 6th April 2023.
Our online application forms will reflect this fee uplift for all submissions made from 6th April 2023. If an online application is commenced and progressed past the fee calculation stage pre-6th April but saved and submitted on or after 6th April then the additional fee will be requested as part of the validation process.
You can find out more about the planning fee increase on the Department for Infrastructure website.
Methods of payment
If you are submitting your planning application online there is an integrated fee calculator which will calculate your planning fee based on the information you provide on the planning application form. Online submission will require the fee to be paid either by Credit Card or Debit Card.
Please note that the fee calculated is based on the information provided on the form. It will then be verified by planning staff at validation stage.
If you are unable to make an online payment please contact Planning Business Support at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative payment options.
If you are submitting your planning application in hard copy form, the fee must be paid either by cheque (made payable to Mid Ulster District Council), BACS or cash.