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PPS 4: Industrial Development
Development Control: Rural Business Use Class

46. The Department will give consideration to introducing a Rural Business Use Class. This concept would entail defining in legislation thresholds beyond which a rural enterprise could not intensify without further express planning permission. It would enable a variety of enterprises to be established in the countryside while limiting the potential risks of damage to amenity. A paper will be produced for public consultation before any such legislation is brought forward.
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