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Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion Strategy

The Department is committed to implementing the Government’s Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion Strategy for Northern Ireland (Opens PDF document in a new browser window 986 KB), which involves tackling poverty and social exclusion by targeting efforts and available resources towards people, groups and areas objectively defined as being in social need. This requires the application of objective measures to identify where deprivation occurs and then targeting existing and new spending to more effectively address the needs of the most deprived peoples and areas.
Planning Service is not a major spending Agency. However, one of the main functions of a development plan is to facilitate development and create a land use framework that will allow investment to take place. The Subject Plan seeks to apply the Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion Strategy through specific objectives, policies and proposals.
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