Statutory Neighbour Notification
Notes for Applicants
Please read these notes before filling in Section E
What is statutory Neighbour Notification?
Article 8 of the Planning (General Development Procedure) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 requires the Council, or
as the case may be, the Department of the Environment (the Department) on receipt of an application for planning
permission to notify identified occupiers of buildings on neighbouring land adjoining the application site:
a. that an application for planning permission has been received and
b. where the application and related plans may be inspected
Owners not in occupation or persons with other interests in the land will not be notified.
What should you do now?
To help the Council, or as the case may be, the Department to make the notifications about your application, please
list in the section opposite the addresses of identified occupiers of “neighbouring land”.
What is “neighbouring land”?
Neighbouring land means land which directly adjoins the application site, or which would adjoin it but for an entry or
road less than 20 metres in width.
Which neighbours are “identified occupiers”?
An identified occupier is the occupier of premises within a 90 metre radius of the boundary of the proposed
application site. It is therefore the addresses of these buildings only that you should enter.
If your application relates to a building in multiple occupation e.g. a block of flats, you should also list the addresses
of the units above and/or below the application site.
If you have any difficulty in completing this form please do not hesitate to contact your local planning office.