The Department’s role in the NI planning system including relevant legislation, regional policies and strategies and supporting practical guidance.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the DfI Planning offices in Clarence Court and Ebrington Square are now closed to the public. All appointments to view DfI planning application files have therefore been suspended.

Details of planning applications will continue to be made available on the Public Access website and you can contact us by e-mailing 

If you have a query about a local planning issue or application, please check the relevant local Council's website where details of any alternative contact or access arrangements will be provided.


Related to Planning

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Infrastructure including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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