Environmental advice for planning

DAERA has a role in development management and responds to development proposals where there is potential for impacts on the natural and marine environments and fisheries interests.  

As a statutory consultee, we provide advice to planning authorities on the following topics:

  • biodiversity
  • water
  • pollution prevention and control
  • contaminated land
  • marine
  • fisheries
  • land and landscapes

The Planning Response Team is the single point of contact for planning consultations and environmental queries related to planning, and provides a single, integrated response for each consultation across DAERA’s areas of responsibility shown above.

The Planning Response Team can be contacted at:

Telephone: 028 9056 9604

Please note, the Planning Response Team does not coordinate responses from DAERA's Veterinary Service, Countryside Management Branch or Forestry Service.


Related to Environmental advice for planning

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs including Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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