COVID-19: planning and building updates

We are continuing to deal with building warrant and planning applications, but there may be disruption to some aspects of service provision as outlined below. At this time we would be grateful if you could submit applications online and communicate with us by email.

Development Standards

Applications submitted through will be assessed in the normal manner but determination timescales may be affected. Paper mail may not reach us within normal timescales so please correspond with us via digital means.

Submission of new applications or additional information in relation to existing applications should be made via

Information in relation to existing applications is available on Public Access.

Comments on applications should be submitted through Public Access

We will undertake site visits and inspection by virtual means where possible and limit physical visits to those that are essential. It will help us deal with applications and other enquiries if you provide photographs of the site and its surroundings. Where a site visit is necessary we will undertake that where there are no risks to staff or members of the public, 2m distancing is adhered to and members of the public do not interact with officers during the visits.

If you need to contact us email

Submissions in relation to new applications or additional information in relation to existing applications should be via

Legislation and regulations have made provision for the extension of the duration of some planning permissions, planning permission in principle and other consents granted under the planning acts. In general terms it means that any permission or consent expiring between 7 April 2020 and 30 September 2022 can be implemented, or an application for approval of specified matters submitted until 31 March 2023. If you require clarification on this matter please contact quoting the reference number of the relevant permission.