How we make planning decisions
The type, size and complexity of an application will determine how a decision is made. There are three ways in which a decision can be made:
- the Planning Committee will consider all major applications in Ards and North Down
- a Planning Officer may have authority to determine smaller, more straightforward applications
- the Department of the Environment will make decisions that have regional significance
Full details are set out in our Scheme of Delegation which can be downloaded below.