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DCAN 8: Housing in Existing Urban Areas
Purpose of Advice Note

1.1 The guidance given in this Advice Note is intended to assist prospective developers and their professional advisors when considering proposals for all types of housing in existing urban areas.
1.2 This DCAN must be read in conjunction with the relevant contents of the Department’s policy publications, including Planning Policy Statements (PPSs), Development Plans, and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland (produced by the Department for Regional Development), as well as other published supplementary planning guidance documents.
1.3 This advice supersedes Development Control Advice Note 8 ‘Small Unit Housing - New Development in Existing Residential Areas’ (1987).
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