Relocation of Council’s Planning Department, Omagh

Published: 14th November 2016

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Planning Department in Omagh is to officially relocate on Monday 28 November 2016 from the County Hall to 16 High Street, Omagh, (to the rear of the Public Services Centre). The High Street location, which is a Council owned building, means the Planning Department will become fully integrated with other council services, in keeping with the transfer of the Planning function to councils on 1 April 2015, as part of the Reform of Local Government.

There will be no changes to service provision during the relocation to the High Street premises and all contact details by telephone and email remain unchanged. Opening hours for the Planning Department also remain as normal, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Due to the move taking place over a weekend, the Council is anticipating a smooth transition to the new location. However, if members of the public experience any difficulties in contacting the Planning Department on the morning of 28 November, they are asked to contact the main Council Offices at 0300 303 1777 where their details will be taken and conveyed to the relevant Planning Officers to respond.

Members of the public who wish to speak with Planning Officers in person are asked to report to the reception area of the Public Services Centre where they will be directed to the appropriate meeting area.

Speaking ahead of the move, the Head of Planning, Deirdre McSorley said, “The transfer of the planning function to local councils from April 2015 put decision making in the hands of those with local knowledge. The relocation of the Planning Department to High Street is a very welcome and necessary step towards ensuring we have easy access to our colleagues, the Planning Committee and to our service users going forward. We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality and accessible service from our new office.”

Members of the public are advised that they should contact 0300 303 1777 or email planning@fermanaghomagh.com for further information.

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