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The Planning Service 

Planning Service continues to operate most services as normal with staff continuing to work from home and the provision of a reduced number of back office staff providing a range of functions to keep the service operational. Site visits have also recommenced for open air urban and rural sites and dynamic risk assessments are carried out to undertake more complex sites.  Some Planning Committee Member site visits have recommenced following dynamic and approved Health & Safety risk assessments.

Planning staff continue to receive new applications and are progressing existing applications in the normal manner, issuing decisions and using technology to engage with customers where necessary.  New applications and revised drawings or any additional information can also be dropped off at the Reception of Strand Road Council Offices. However, the Department is unable to offer external meetings in person but we continue to engage with customers through virtual meetings and phone calls.

Virtual Planning Committee meetings continue to be held as agreed by Elected Members of Derry City & Strabane District Council in response to Government guidelines and in the interests of providing services safely across the Council area.  The last Planning Committee Meetings were held on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th October 2021 at 2.00pm as virtual & social distancing meetings in the Guildhall for Elected Members and Senior Officers. The next Planning Committee is scheduled as a virtual meeting for Wednesday 3 November at 2pm.  As with previous Committee meetings, arrangements are made to facilitate registered speakers remotely via Webex and meetings are livestreamed so members of the public can view the meeting via the Council's YouTube Channel .   The scheduled list of applications for discussion at forthcoming Planning Committees are published on the Planning Section of our website one week prior to Committee meetings.  Further information regarding the operation of Virtual Planning Committee Meetings can also be found on our website : 'Addendum to the Operation of the Planning Committee Protocol . Virtual Committee Meetings'.   If you wish to request Speaking Rights at Committee Meetings, you can contact our office directly at: [email protected] or the main office at πŸ“ž028 71 253253 and ask to speak to a member of the Planning Service.

The Planning Enforcement Service continues to progress and deal with complaints as far as possible with restrictions on some site visits.  However, rural and urban open air sites are now being inspected along with emergency and priority cases being progressed and under regular review.

Local Development Plan consultations for Representations and Counter Representations were  submitted up to 22nd January 2021 and are now closed.  All Representations and Counter Representations are now available for inspection via the following link: Reps & Counter Reps to the LDP Draft Plan Strategy.  They are available for inspection during normal office opening hours, strictly by appointment only due to COVID 19 restrictions, at the Council's two main offices at 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN and 47 Derry Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8DY.  If you do require to inspect the Reps or Counter Reps in hard copy, please write to us or submit an email to the [email protected] or telephone the LDP Team during normal office hours on 028 71 253253. Arrangements will be made for an appointment.  The Local Development Plan Team also continues to review and issue Tree Preservation Orders, undertaking site visits where necessary.   

As the Planning Office is currently closed to public access, anyone requesting planning information about application forms, planning fees and current planning applications are encouraged to visit the following link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/finding-planning-application or https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/regional-property-certificates for Regional Property Certificates.  You can also contact the service directly at [email protected] or the main office at πŸ“ž028 71 253253 and ask to speak to a member of the Planning Service.

Planning: News Highlights

LDP Reps and Counter Reps are available for inspection

2nd February 2021

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) draft Plan Strategy was published in December 2019, followed by a public consultation period which ended in January 2020. A further period of re-consultation was also held from September to November 2020. A total of approximately 250 Representations were received.

Those Representations were made available for public inspection from 27th November 2020 and Counter Representations could be submitted, up to 22nd January 2021. Seven Counter Representations were received, relating to 12 of the earlier Representations.

In accordance with the requirements of Regulations 17 and 19 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (NI) 2015, all Representations and Counter Representations received in response to the consultations on the LDP draft Plan Strategy and associated Sustainability Appraisal are now available for inspection via the following link: Reps & Counter Reps to the LDP  Draft Plan Strategy.

They will also be available for inspection during normal office opening hours, strictly by appointment only due to COVID 19 restrictions, from Tuesday 2nd February 2021, at the Council’s two main offices at 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN and 47 Derry Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8DY. If you do require to inspect the Reps or Counter Reps in hard copy, please write to us or submit an email to the [email protected] or telephone the LDP Team during normal office hours on 028 71 253253. Arrangements will be made for an appointment.

The consultations for Representations and Counter Representations are now closed.

30th July 2021   Revision of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and the LDP Timetable

The Representations and Counter Representations have now been nearly all considered by the Council’s Planning Officers and Members. It is intended to finalise this consideration immediately after the summer and subject to formal approval by the Council in September, a Revised LDP Timetable  and a Revised Statement of Community (SCI) will be published thereafter. Any Proposed Changes to the LDP draft Plan Strategy (dPS) will then be advertised in accordance with the Development Plan Practice Note (DPPN 10), following which the LDP dPS, together with the Representations, Proposed Changes and accompanying Submission documents, would be formally Submitted to DfI and hence the PAC in December or January.



Proposed Change to Regional Property Certificate Charge

Find out more here​​​​

enforcement strategy

Find out more about the ES here


Find out more about the SCI here


Find out more about the LDP here

Development Management

FInd out more about DM here

For planning information, application forms, planning fees and planning applications please visit the planning portal:   http: //www.planningni.gov.uk/

​Making Representations on Applications

if you would like to attend the Planning committee to exercise your speaking rights and make representation on a particular application please contact:

[email protected]


Find out more about Proposed Change to Regional Property Certificate Charge’

Weekly Applications Advertised

Mon 11th October  Derry Strabane

Mon 4th October  Derry Strabane

Mon 27th September  Derry Strabane

Mon 20th September  Derry Strabane

Mon 13th September  Derry Strabane | Environmental Statement LA11/2021/0909/F

Mon 6th September  Derry Strabane

Mon 30th August  Derry | Strabane

Mon 23rd August  Derry | Strabane  LA11/2019/0811/DC – Notice of Decision

Mon 16th August  Derry | Strabane

Mon 9th August  Derry | Strabane

Mon 2nd August  Derry | Strabane

Mon 26th July  Derry | Strabane

Mon 19th July  Strabane | A/2014/0035/RM – Notice of Decision | LA11/2021/0707/O – Environmental Statement

Mon 12th July  Derry | Strabane

Mon 5th July  Derry | Strabane

Mon 28th June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 21st June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 14th June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 7th June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 31st May  Derry | StrabaneFEI – LA11/2020/0881/F

Mon 24th May  Derry | Strabane

Mon 17th May  Derry Strabane

Mon 10th May  Derry Strabane

Mon 3rd May  Derry | Strabane

Mon 26th April  Derry | Strabane | Environmental Statement - LA11/2019/0811/DC

Mon 19th April  Derry | Strabane

Mon 12th April  Derry | Strabane

Mon 5th April  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 29th March Derry | Strabane

Mon 22nd March Derry | Strabane

Mon 16th March Derry | Strabane

Mon 8th March Derry | Strabane

Mon 1st March Derry | Strabane 

Mon 22nd February Derry | StrabaneFEI – LA11/2021/0109/RM

Mon 15th February Derry | Strabane

Mon 8th February Derry | Strabane | FEI A/2014/0035/RM 

Mon 1st February  Derry | Strabane

Mon 25th January Derry | Strabane

Mon 18th January Derry | Strabane

Mon 11th January Derry | Strabane

Mon 28th December Derry | Strabane

Mon 21st December Derry | Strabane

Mon 14th December Derry | Strabane

Mon 7th December Derry | Strabane

Mon 30th November Derry | Strabane | Environmental Statement LA11/2020/0881/F 

Mon 23rd November Derry | Strabane

Mon 16th November Derry | Strabane

Mon 9th November Derry | Strabane

Mon 2nd November Derry | Strabane

Mon 26th October  Derry | Strabane

Mon 19th October     Derry | Strabane | FEI

Mon 05th October     Derry | Strabane 

Mon 28th September Derry | Strabane

Mon 21st September Derry | Strabane

Mon 14th September Derry | Strabane

Mon 7th September  Derry | Strabane 

​Mon 31st August  Derry | Strabane 

​Mon 24th  August  Derry | Strabane 

​Mon 17th  August  Derry | Strabane 

​​Mon 10th  August  Derry | Strabane 

​​Mon 3rd  August  Derry | Strabane | β€‹ FEI - A/2014/0035/RM​

Mon 27th July   Derry | Strabane

Mon 20th July   Derry | Strabane

Mon 13th July   Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 6th July   Derry | Strabane

Mon 29th June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 22nd June  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 15th June  Derry | Strabane

Mon 8th June  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 1st June  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 25th May  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 18th May  Derry | Strabane | LA11/2020/0252/O – Environmental Statement

Mon 11th May  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 4th  May  Derry | Strabane

Mon 27th  April  Derry | Strabane

​​Mon 6th  April  Derry

Mon 30th  March  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 23rd  March  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 16th March  Derry |Strabane

Mon 9th March  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 2nd March  Derry |Strabane

Mon 24th February Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 17th February  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 10th February  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 3rd February  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 27th January  Derry |Strabane

​​Mon 13th January  Derry |Strabane

Mon 6th January  Derry |Strabane

​​​​​​Weekly list of New Delegated and Committee applications

Mon 4th October Delegated 

Mon 27th September Delegated 

Mon 30th August Delegated Committee

Mon 16th August Delegated

Mon 2nd August Delegated

Mon 26th July Delegated

Mon 19th July Delegated

Mon 5th July Delegated | Committee

Mon 28th June Delegated | Committee

Mon 21st June Delegated

Mon 14th June Delegated Committee

Mon 24th May Delegated

Mon 2nd May Delegated

Mon 26th April Delegated | Committee

Mon 5th April Delegated

Mon 29th March Delegated | Committee

Mon 15th March Delegated

Mon 22nd February Delegated

Mon 15 February Delegated | Committee 

Mon 8th February Delegated

Mon 25th January Delegated | Committee

Mon 11th January Delegated | Committee

Mon 28th December Delegated

Mon 21st December Delegated | Committee

Mon 14th December Delegated

Mon 7th December Delegated

Mon 30th November Delegated | Committee

Mon 2nd November Delegated

Mon 26th October Delegated | Committee

Mon 12th October Delegated | Committee

Mon 5th October Delegated 

Mon 28th September Delegated | Committee

Mon 21st September Delegated | Committee

Mon 14th September Delegated | Committee

Mon 7th September  Delegated Committee

​Mon 31st August  Delegated

​Mon 24th August  Delegated Committee

​Mon 17th August  Delegated

​​Mon 10th August  Delegated​​ | Committee

​​Mon 3rd August  Delegated​​ | Committee

Mon 27th July   Delegated​​

​Mon 20th July   Delegated​

​​Mon 13th  July   Delegated | Committee

Mon 6th  July   Delegated

​​Mon 29th  June   Delegated

​Mon 22nd  June   Delegated

​Mon 15th  June   Delegated

​Mon 8th  June   Delegated​​ β€‹| Committee

​Mon 1st June   Delegated​​ β€‹

​Mon 25th May   Delegated​​ 

​Mon 18th May   Delegated​​ 

​​Mon 11th May   Delegated​​ 

​​Mon 4th May   Delegated​​Committee

​​Mon 27th April   Delegated​​ | Committee

​​​Mon 20th April   Delegated​​

​​Mon 13th April   Delegated​​ Committee

Mon 6th April   Delegated​​ | Committee

​​Mon 29th March   Delegated​​ 

​​Mon 16th March   Delegated​​ | Committee

​Mon 9th March   Delegated​​ | Committee

​Mon 2nd March   Delegated​​ | Committee

Mon 24th February  Delegated​​ Committee

​​Mon 17th February  Delegated​​Committee

​​Mon 10th February  Delegated​​ | Committee

​​Mon 3rd  February  Delegated​​

​​Mon 27th January  Delegated | Committee

​​Mon 13th January  Delegated | Committee

​​​Mon 6th January  Delegated | Committee


​Planning Committee Applications for Decision

Planning Application List for 6th October 2021

Planning Application List for 8th September 2021

Planning Application List for 7th July 2021

Planning Application List for 9th June 2021

Planning Application List for 5th May 2021

Planning Application List for 12th April 2021

Planning Application List for 24th March 2021

Planning Application List for  - 3 March 2021

Planning Application List for Web - 3 Feb 2021​

Planning Application List for 27th Jan 2021

Planning Application List for Web - 6 Jan 2021​

Planning Application List for 2nd December 2020

Planning Application List for 4th November 2020

Planning Application List for 7th October 2020

​​Planning Application List for 2nd September 2020​

​Planning Application List for 29th July 2020​

Planning Application List for 1st July 2020​

Planning Application List for 17 June 2020​

​Planning Applications List for 24th March 2020 Special Planning Committee

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for 4th March 2020 Planning Committee

​​Planning Applications List with Recommendation for 5th February 2020 Planning Committee

Committee Application-presented - 8th January 2020

​​Planning Applications List with Recommendation for the reconvened meeting of the Planning Committee held on 6th November 2019 now being held on 4th December 2019

​​Planning Applications List with Recommendation for 4th December 2019 Planning Committee​​

​​Committee Application-presented -6th November  ​2019

Committee Application-presented -2nd October  ​2019

Committee Application-presented -23rd September ​2019

Committee Application-presented -4th September ​2019

Committee Application-presented -3rd-July​2019

Committee Applications presented 5-June-2019​

​​Committee Applications presented 25th March  2019

​​Committee Applications presented 6th March  2019

​​Committee Applications presented 14th February 2019

​Committee Applications presented 6th  February  2019

Committee Applications presented 9th  January  2019

Committee Applications presented 28th   November  2018

Committee Applications presented 7th   November  2018

​​Councillor’s Code of Conduct – Planning Element

The Local Government Act (NI) 2014 introduced a new ethical regime to local government.

Guidance provided for councillors specifically on the planning element of the Code can be found below.




Derry City and Strabane District Planning Committee Protocol

Please find committee protocol here.

Derry City and Strabane Approved Delegated Scheme

Amended Delegated Scheme

Addendum to the Operation of the Planning Committee Protocol. Virtual Committee Meetings​

How to View Planning Application Files 

For details and information on how to view Planning Application files click here 


Inflationary planning fee increase

Published on Tue, 4 Jun 2019 by [email protected].

The Department for Infrastructure will apply an inflationary increase in planning fees of approximately 1.99%, across all planning application fee categories, from 17 June 2019.

The purpose of planning fees is to cover the cost of processing planning applications. Planning fees have remained unchanged since 2014. The fee increase is essential to assist councils and the Department to cover these processing costs.

When applied, the planning application fee to extend your home will increase from £285 to £291; the fee to build a single house will rise from £851 to £868; whilst the fee for a developer building 50 houses will increase by £356.

The Regulations and Explanatory Memorandum can be found at www.legislation.gov.uk./nisr/2019/112/contents/made