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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Introduction: Policy Framework

The strategic and regional planning policy framework for the Fermanagh Area Plan is currently provided by Planning Policy Statements and the Department's document A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland. The provisions of these publications are of direct relevance to the policies and proposals formulated in the Fermanagh Area Plan, accordingly the Plan must be read in conjunction with these documents (and any subsequent review thereof).

Planning Policy Statements

Planning Policy Statements (PPS) set out the policies of the Department of the Environment on different aspects of land use planning. Their contents will be taken into account in preparing development plans and may also be material to decisions taken on individual planning applications and appeals. To date two Planning Policy Statements have been produced by the Planning Service. These are:
  • PPS 3 Development Control: Roads Considerations
  • PPS 5 Retailing and Town Centres.
It should be noted that further PPSs are currently in the course of preparation by the Planning Service on behalf of the Department. These include:
  • Planning and Nature Conservation
  • Industrial Development.
The Planning Service is continuously reviewing policies and advice. It is therefore advisable to contact the Divisional Planning Office to ascertain the current relevant policies and supplementary guidance.
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