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PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
Planning Policies

In exercise of its responsibility for planning control in Northern Ireland the Department assesses development proposals against all planning policies and other material considerations that are relevant to it.
The planning policies of this Statement must therefore be read together and in conjunction with the relevant contents of the Department’s development plans and other policy publications, including the Regional Development Strategy (RDS). The Department will also have regard to the contents of the Waste Management Strategy (WMS), Waste Management Plans (WMPs) and to published supplementary planning guidance documents.
The following policies set out the main planning considerations that the Department will take into account in assessing proposals for the development of facilities for the management of waste and in the assessment of development proposals in the vicinity of existing or approved waste management facilities. The provisions of these policies will prevail unless there are other overriding policy or material considerations that outweigh them and justify a contrary decision.
The following policies are covered in this section.
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