New Planning Portal

A new Planning Portal will be launched in 2022 for 10 of the 11 Councils in Northern Ireland and the Department.

Mid Ulster District Council provides its own online service for anyone wishing to submit or comment on a planning application in the Mid Ulster area.  For more information, please go to the Mid Ulster District Council website (

The 10 Councils and Department have been working collaboratively to develop and configure a new IT system with TerraQuest, the company contracted to deliver and support the system going forward. This work is continuing and involves engagement with key stakeholders including Staff, Consultees, Agents and other organisations in order to ensure that the IT system provides the essential functionality needed to support the wider planning system. 

This is the largest joint IT project between central and local government to date in Northern Ireland and will see benefits for all users as we seek to drive planning online in this digital age.

Key benefits include:

  • Submission of applications online
  • Linked front and back-office allowing for improved efficiency by streamlining administrative processes
  • Improved validation and workflows to better manage workloads
  • Improved Consultee interface
  • Better user experience from an intuitive modern interface, making it easier for users to engage with the planning process

Planning Portal Newsletter

Updates about the launch of the new system and any transitional arrangements to be put in place will be provided on this website.

The first Newsletter about the project is available via the link below.


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