Planning Services

NI Planning Approval has extensive and wide ranging experience in planning for residential development, commercial, retail and agricultural uses as well as a wide spectrum of other forms of development. We are experienced in addressing the issues affecting both undeveloped Greenfield sites as well as the complexities of brownfield urban regeneration.

Planning Applications

We offer a full range of planning application services to give you peace of mind from initial consultation to completion of your planning application.

Rural Planning and Planning Policy Statement 21

We are equally active in relation to rural planning issues involving PPS21 and the policy threshold around variations of farm dwelling. Our success rate for farm dwelling applications in Northern Ireland is unrivalled and we are very proud to have achieved planning approvals in each of the development categories contained within the policy. The categories under which a dwelling or commercial business may be approved are as follows:

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  • Farm Dwellings incl. commercial equestrian businesses
  • Conversions of existing rural buildings
  • Infill Sites (up to 2 No. dwellings)
  • Replacement Dwellings
  • Farm Diversification Dwellings or business premises
  • Personal & Domestic Circumstances
  • New Dwellings in existing clusters
  • Dwellings for Non-Agricultural Business Enterprises

NI Planning Approval has developed an important insight into the evidential weighting required to prove your case to the Planning Department and we work with clients to build the strongest application possible.

Have you had a planning application refused?

If you have recently been refused planning permission, let our team review your case and identify areas where we can improve your prospects of success. Often refusals occur when your application has failed to demonstrate the merits of your site, justification or circumstances – we can change this.

As well as specialising in rural planning, we offer comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Change of use
  • Planning application preparation and submission
  • Planning Due Diligence & Development Feasibility Reports
  • Protecting your development against planning enforcement
  • Transport Planning including Transport Assessments
  • Retail impact assessments
  • Liquor licensing appeals & applications
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Expert witness services and planning advocacy
  • Construction Design Management Co-Ordination
  • Project Management Services for your build
  • NEC3 Contract drafting and negotiation