This is not always the case, however the difficulty is that the roads. bi-laws can change from one local authority form another, therefore quite simply I would advisee speaking with the planners at your local council to see if this is needed. It may also depend on the extent of the work required to be done. However, the local authority will be able to provide a definitive answer to this for you.
I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.
I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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