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Information Leaflet 7: Hierarchy of Planning Documents and their Role in Making a Planning Decision

Date: May 2004
The purpose of this leaflet is to provide information on the various planning documents that are used in the decision-making process.
It attempts to simplify a complex area and to do so as straightforwardly as possible. However, it is intended simply as a guide and its contents should not be relied upon as an authoritative interpretation of the law.

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