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Countryside: Planning Policy

Draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 21: Sustainable Development in the Countryside (25th November 2008)

The Department has published draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 21: Sustainable Development in the Countryside (Opens PDF document in a new browser window 345 KB). In tandem with this consultation, an equality impact screening exercise is also being issued for public consultation as an Annex to this document.
Draft PPS 21 sets out planning policies for development in the countryside. These policies should, as indicated in the Ministerial Statement, be accorded substantial weight in the determination of any planning application received after 16 March 2006.
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