Planning Policy Statements
Planning Policy Statements (PPS) contain policies on land-use and other planning matters, for example telecommunications or the built heritage, and apply to the whole of Northern Ireland.
They set out the main planning considerations that the Department takes into account in assessing proposals for the various forms of development and are relevant to the preparation of development plans. They are also material to decisions on individual planning appeals.
The guiding principle that the Department observes in making decisions on planning applications is set out in PPS 1: General Principles. This states that development should be permitted, having regard to the development plan and all other material considerations, unless it would cause demonstrable harm to interests of acknowledged importance.
Issued for Public Consultation
- PPS 1: General Principles
- PPS 2: Natural Heritage
- PPS 3: Access, Movement and Parking
- PPS 3 (Clarification): Access, Movement and Parking
- PPS 4: Planning and Economic Development
- PPS 5: Retailing and Town Centres
- PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
- PPS 6 (Addendum): Areas of Townscape Character
- PPS 7: Quality Residential Environments
- PPS 7 (Addendum): Residential Extensions and Alterations
- PPS 7 (Addendum): Safeguarding the Character of Established Residential Areas
- PPS 8: Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation
- PPS 9: The Enforcement of Planning Control
- PPS 10: Telecommunications
- PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
- PPS 12: Housing in Settlements
- PPS 12: Policy HS 3 (Amended) 'Travellers Accommodation'
- PPS 13: Transportation and Land Use
- PPS 15: Planning and Flood Risk
- PPS 16: Tourism
- PPS 17: Control of Outdoor Advertisements
- PPS 18: Renewable Energy
- PPS 21: Sustainable Development in the Countryside