Planning: introduction of new Planning IT System - Monday 5th December 2022

INTRODUCTION OF NEW PLANNING IT SYSTEM -  5th December 2022

The new Planning IT System will be launched on Monday 5th December. The NI Planning Portal can be accessed via this URL link:

https://planningregister.planningsystemni.gov.uk

The former NI Planning Portal (NIPP) was shut down on Friday 18th November, and from that date until 5th December no online processing of existing or newly submitted planning applications or planning enforcement cases took place.

To manage your expectations as an agent or applicant during this period, please be aware that from 5th December onwards ANDBC will be working through the backlog of all newly submitted applications, as well as any additional documentation, enforcement cases and representations which were received between 18th November and 2nd December. We apologise for the unavoidable delays this will cause in the processing of applications and enforcement complaints.

Videos demonstrating the public-facing aspects of the new Planning IT System are available to view through these links:

SUBMITTING NEW APPLICATIONS ONLINE:

https://youtu.be/DYmvHovz8X4

THE PUBLIC REGISTER - SEARCHING FOR APPLICATIONS ON NIPP

https://youtu.be/4trzpWiDKDA  

THE PUBLIC REGISTER --- TRACKING/VIEWING EXISTING APPLICATIONS:

https://youtu.be/m-NlQ3N1Oto

For more DfI information concerning the timetable for the introduction of the new IT system, please click here: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/news/new-planning-portal-autumn

Our office at Church Street, Newtownards is available for pre-booked duty planner appointments, open-file viewings, or registry viewings through a PC near the reception area. Please note that appointments (with the exception of registry viewings) must be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. To book an appointment please contact the office at planning@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk or by phone on 028 9182 4006 --- between 9am and 3pm. A charge of £10 is payable for an open-file viewing.