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PPS 1: General Principles
Supplementary Planning Guidance

43. The Department also prepares non-statutory planning guidance to supplement, elucidate and exemplify its policy documents and development plans. Supplementary guidance produced by the Department includes a set of Development Control Advice Notes that explain the criteria and technical standards that the Department considers when dealing with specific categories or particular aspects of development. Those currently published are listed in Annex 2. The Department also produces design guides for specific areas. Such guidance, for example conservation area guides and planning briefs for individual sites, will be consistent with the development plan and cross-referenced, as appropriate, to relevant policies and proposals in the plan.
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