A guide to consulting HED on development management applications

Date published: 27 May 2016

This consultation guide aims to assist planning authorities and applicants achieve a consistent approach when considering development management impacts on the historic environment.


Its correct application should help planning authorities identify and satisfy legislative requirements under the Planning (General Development Procedure) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 and the Planning (Listed Buildings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.

It is not intended to replace the need for judgement by planning officers when consulting HED. Reference should always be made to the relevant legislation and if any discrepancy or conflict exists between the contents of this guide and the relevant legislation, the provisions of the legislation will prevail.

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