PPS 1: General Principles
Policy Publications: A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
31. The Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland 1993, while containing a short section on overall strategy, is essentially a compendium of planning policies setting out on a topic basis the factors that the Department takes into account when considering development proposals. It currently applies to that part of Northern Ireland which lies outside the Belfast Urban Area, Bangor, Carrickfergus and Londonderry.
32. The Department has begun progressively to replace the Strategy. The topic sections will be replaced by a series of Planning Policy Statements that will apply to the whole of Northern Ireland. It is envisaged that this process will be completed by 2002. In the meantime, the Strategy will remain in force in respect of those topics not covered by Planning Policy Statements.