Planning service change for Limavady

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan.
Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan.

From February 9, new arrangements for planning will see the new Causeway Coast and Glens District Council having its own dedicated planning office.

At present, DOE Planning for the Causeway Coast and Glens District Council area operates from two locations; Orchard House, Derry for Limavady and County Hall, Coleraine for Ballymoney, Coleraine and Moyle.

From Monday 9 February 2015, planning services for Limavady will also be delivered from County Hall, Coleraine, giving the new Causeway Coast and Glens District council area its own dedicated planning office.

Welcoming the changes Minister Durkan said: “This is part of the wider local government reform programme which will ultimately deliver local councils which are more effective, more efficient and more responsive to the needs of their local business and community.

“All 11 new councils need to be ready to assume their new responsibilities when planning functions are formally transferred to them in April. Aligning DOE planning services with the new council areas is another tangible step forward in this preparation.”

All planning applications and queries for the Causeway Coast and Glens District Council area should be directed to County Hall, Coleraine from 9 February 2015. All applications already in the system for the new council area will transfer to County Hall and planning officers will continue to process these as normal.

If unsure which new council area you are in, find out at http:\\ww.nidirect.gov.uk/newcouncils