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A Guide to Your Home and Planning Permission

It is a pleasure to introduce you to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Guide to Your Home and
Planning Permission.

This guide has been produced to provide our residents with an overview of their “householder” or “permitted
development” rights which are the types of development that can be carried out at their own homes without the need to submit an application for express planning consent (a formal planning application). It also gives advice on the circumstances when express planning consent may be required and how to go about making a planning application.

The Council’s objective in producing this guide on the types of development which can be undertaken without
making a formal planning application is to support an efficient planning process which will sustain and improve
the quality of life, economic wellbeing and the environment in the Borough while ensuring that our
residents continue to enjoy the benefits of their homes.


To download a copy of Your Home and Planning Permission Guide, please click here.