Planning guidance by other government departments

Links to planning guidance produced by other government departments are provided below.

Department for Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

The Department for Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has a role in development management and responds to development proposals as a statutory consultee under The Planning (General Development Procedure) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (as amended). They provide advice to planning authorities on biodiversity, water, pollution prevention and control, contaminated land, marine, fisheries, land and landscapes.

DAERA has produced a range of guidance on the type and detail of information they require to respond to planning consultations. This advice is to assist applicants, agents and planning authorities when preparing and/or assessing planning applications and is available at:

Please note all Standing Advice Notes are now available on the DAEARA website using the above link.

Standing Advice Note 19 – Livestock Installations and Ammonia and the Supplementary Note to Standing Advice on Livestock Installations and Ammonia (May 2018) are available at:

The DAERA Planning Response Team is the single point of contact for planning consultations and environmental queries related to planning. They can be contacted by e-mailing or telephoning (028) 9056 9604.

Department for Communities (DfC) Historic Environment Division

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

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