In 2020, the Belfast City Council Planning Service introduced new processes to enable applicants to submit planning applications and Pre Application Discussion (PAD) requests by e-mail. The service is still operating remotely and whilst applications can be submitted by post, online applications are encouraged.
Guidance on how to submit an application or PAD request by e-mail is provided on the Belfast City Council website. Applications and PAD requests should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planning Service office remains closed to the public and they are unable to receive hand-delivered applications at present. The Council advises that the best way of submitting applications is by e-mail.