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Must-Have – Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook Launches

11 April 2024

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Avoid navigating the tricky planning permission process with the Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook, a brand new comprehensive guide, here to help homeowners, self-builders, and developers in the Belfast, Ards, and North Down areas get their projects approved smoothly.

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Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook Details

The Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook officially launches this month, providing an in-depth look at every step of the planning process for this region of Northern Ireland. The independently published 50-page handbook covers all the bases, from establishing whether planning permission may be required right through to pre-application requirements and submitting forms, to understanding regulations for different types of projects.

Guide for Home Extensions and New Builds

Whether you’re adding a small extension or breaking ground on your forever home new build, this guide offers easy-to-follow instructions tailored to this council area. Key chapters explain essentials like:

  • How to make a planning application
  • Decision outcomes
  • Building control
  • Conservation and tree preservation
  • Construction management
  • Interior design

Compiled by industry experts, the planning handbook is a must-have resource for people in the Belfast, Ards or North Down area who are considering a planning application

Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook How To Make a Planning application

Local Trades and Experts Listed

And speaking of professionals, the handbook conveniently lists many of the trusted local traders and experts you may need for domestic, commercial, or industrial building projects right here in Belfast, Ards and North Down. One of those is Village Blinds and Shutters, the area’s go-to specialists for bespoke blinds and shutters for new residential and commercial builds.

“We’re thrilled to be included in this new Belfast, Ards and North Down planning handbook,” said Harold McCloy, MD of Village Blinds and Shutters. “Whether through our free home appointments with our experienced design consultants or our showroom, we’re always happy to advise customers on the perfect, locally crafted window coverings for their projects.”

Planning Handbook Resource for Belfast, Ards and North Down Area

The Belfast Ards and North Down Planning Handbook is distributed to planning applicants. With this guide in hand, locals can feel confident tackling building projects of any size the right way from the start.

Planning your new home?

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We understand that building or moving into a new home, full of promise. it can be an exciting, yet stressful time. Achieving your vision within budget can be daunting. We can help eliminate the headache of selecting new blinds and shutters.

At Village Blinds & Shutters, our 30+ years of expertise elevating Northern Ireland spaces means we intimately understand the new home journey. Here’s our New Home Promise to you.

Popular blinds for new build projects

From new build to a renovation project, it can be overwhelming when you are presented with a blank canvas to visualise the finishing touches. At Village Blinds and Shutters, we specialise in bringing your new home dreams to life, with expert advice, paired with blinds and shutters as individual as your new home. Here are just some of our most popular blinds and shutter ooptions for people planning their new home project in Belfast, Ards and the North Down Area.

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Shaped Window Blinds

If you are planning a home with uniquely shaped windows, we specialise in creating bespoke solutions for your project.

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Day Night Blinds

Crisp and contemporary, our Aura Day Night blinds can provide excellent shading and distinctive style for your new home.

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Window Shutters

Individually crafted in Northern Ireland our elegant Window Shutters are a popular choice for homes in Belfast and North Down.

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