Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
Regional Planning Policies: Policy HOU 2 Housing in Towns and Villages
|Policy HOU 2 Housing in Towns and Villages|
This Policy has been superseded by PPS 12-Housing in Settlements
To facilitate the use of available land within towns and villages for housing development.
There is a presumption in favour of housing development, on sites within the development limits of rural settlements, provided they meet normal planning criteria, there are no infrastructural constraints and the sites have not been designated for some other use. Where sites are not individually zoned in a settlement, the development plan will set out clear policy criteria against which applications for housing development will be considered.
The identification of development sites within all settlements requires the assessment of a variety towns and villages for of physical and environmental constraints to development.
These will include:
The planning criteria will normally require that the proposed development is: