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PPS 2: Planning and Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation and Development Control: International Sites: Unauthorised Developments Affecting European Sites

52. The Department will consider the application of enforcement procedures to remedy any breach of planning control which has, or is likely to have, a significant effect on a European site. If a continuing breach of planning control is likely to result in serious long-term harm to a site, the Department will consider the simultaneous service of a Stop Notice, with the related enforcement notice, to halt an environmentally harmful activity which could otherwise continue for the duration of an enforcement appeal. Alternatively or additionally, while it prepares to take other action to enforce against a breach of control which is having a significant effect on a European site, the Department may consider submitting an immediate application to the Court for the grant of an interim planning enforcement injunction.
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