Glossary of Terms

Project Stages

Tender – Incorporates projects that will be tendered as plans advance (Pre-tender), projects that are currently out to tender and projects that are currently awaiting the appointment of a contractor or consultancy (Pre-Contract) for the scheme following a tender process.

Contract Awarded – Incorporates projects that have had a main contractor or lead consultancy appointed to the project.

On Site – Incorporates projects that have commenced, an element of the scheme has commenced and when sub-contractors have been appointed to the project.

Planning stages

Plans granted – A recommendation to approve planning

Plans refused – A recommendation to refuse planning

Planning not required – Associated with new tenders

Pre-planning – Plans have not yet been lodged for the scheme

Appeal lodged – Appeals can be lodged within 4-6 weeks of a planning decision

Appeal decision – Planning decision can be overturned or upheld following appeal process


Start Date – Anticipated commencement of works

Duration – Anticipated contract period of building works

End Date – Anticipated completion of building works

Recall date – When a project will next be researched by the research team

Glossary of Application Types

Application Filter Types Definition
Outline Permission Highlighting the proposed use of the site – residential development rather than 10 unit residential development – limited documents
Detailed Permission Full Planning permission and most common – detailed drawings available
EOD/FEOD Extension of original planning permission after 5 year permission has expired
Part 8 Primarily County Council schemes – Housing, Roads, Parks
SHD Strategic housing Developments, old initiative , now being phased out (ROI)
SDZ Strategic development zone applications – mainly for large housing or mixed-use developments – Cherrywood/Adamstown
Protected Structure/Listed Building NI use only Heritage/Conservation projects, (keyword ‘protected structure’ for ROI schemes)
Permission Consequent/Reserved Matters If you lodge outline planning in northern Ireland, this is your full planning application type then
Modification Modification to original plans
Part XI Courts, housing (public projects – ROI)
Part 9 Garda, Military (public projects – ROI)
Large Residential Dev LRD (new initiative to supersede older SHD initiative for large housing developments in ROI
SID Big Civil and Infrastructural projects – ROI
PAD/PAN Pre planning application – NI


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