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DCAN 12: Planning Control for Hazardous Substances
Development Plans

37. To take account of the COMAH Directive, regulation 9 of the Planning (Development Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991 has been amended to require that in formulating plans, the Department shall have regard to the objectives of the Directive of preventing major accidents and of limiting the consequences of such accidents for man and the environment. In doing so, the Department will need to take into account the siting of establishments where hazardous substances are used or stored, and the development of land within the vicinity of establishments where hazardous substances are, or may be, present.
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