The Decision Making Process
The range of factors that the Department take into account in determining any individual application is, in practice, very wide and can vary from application to application.
Although, not definitive, the following list identifies those policy documents and other matters which the Department may take into account:
Information Leaflet 7 provides further information on the various planning documents that are used in the decision-making process. It explains how the Department takes these and other matters into account in making its decisions on planning applications.