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Ministerial Statement: Rural Planning Policy and PPS 14
Annex

The policy provisions of the re-issued Draft PPS 14 will take precedence over the following provisions of A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland (PSRNI):
As a consequence the policy provisions of the re-issued Draft PPS 14 will also take precedence over the following designations contained in existing statutory and published draft development plans:
  • Dispersed Rural Communities;
  • Green Belts; and
  • Countryside Policy Areas (CPA) with the following exceptions:
    • The Islands CPA as identified in Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
    • The Undeveloped Coast CPA as identified in Larne Area Plan 2010; and
    • The Mournes Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty CPA Zone A as identified in Newry and Mourne Rural Area Subject Plan 1986-1999.
These three areas will, as an interim measure, change in title to Special Countryside Areas.
There will be a number of policies remaining in the PSRNI, as well as a number of Planning Policy Statements that distinguish between development in Green Belts/CPAs and non-policy areas. In such cases the provisions for Green Belt/CPA will, as an interim measure, apply to all proposals until such times as that policy is superseded.
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