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PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
Other Aspects of Planning Control: Planning Agreements

10.2 Article 40 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991 empowers the Department to enter into an agreement with any person who has an estate in the land for the purpose of facilitating, regulating or restricting the development or the use of the land. Such agreements, which are normally tied to a planning permission, are binding on future owners or occupiers of the land. They may be used in association with development proposals which affect the archaeological or built heritage. For example planning permission could be granted for a development, where by means of a planning agreement, the developer agrees to restore a listed building on the same site. Further information on planning agreements is contained in PPS1 “General Principles”.
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