The Planning Department of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council deal with the development of land
All applications are submitted to The Planning Department.
Planning Service consult a number of agencies on planning applications submitted including internal departments such as the Health and Built Environment of the Council.
Health and Built Environment will provide comments to the Planning Service upon review and assessment of the information submitted along with the application.
These comments will consider the impact of the development in respect of the following:
The aim is to ensure that future occupants of any development will not be detrimentally affected by any of the above and likewise that a new development close to existing sensitive properties, including houses will not be detrimental to the local amenity in respect of noise, for example.
Where required, Health and Built Environment will request an impact assessment for noise, odour, air quality or contaminated lands. Where a site is known to be contaminated due to historic use of the site or because of naturally occurring contaminants, e.g. radon depending on what the proposed development is, the site may need to be assessed and remediated to ensure that it does not pose a risk to the health of future occupants.
Find further guidance on development of land affected by contamination here.
Legislation to deal with contaminated land proactively has not yet been enacted in Northern Ireland.
All planning applications and decisions are now online and can be viewed by the public on www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/