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Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
Regional Planning Policies: Policy MIN 5 Mineral Reserves

Policy MIN 5 Mineral Reserves
Surface development which would prejudice future exploitation of valuable mineral reserves will not be permitted.
Where there are mineral reserves, e.g., lignite (brown coal) which are considered to be of particular value to the economy and those reserves have been proven to acceptable standards, surface development which would prejudice their exploitation will not be permitted. Policy Areas in respect of such minerals will, where appropriate, be defined in development plans.
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