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Draft PPS 22  'Affordable Housing'

The Department has published for public consultation draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 22: Affordable Housing which sets out draft planning policy for securing developer contributions towards affordable housing. This draft policy document should be considered alongside the Department for Social Development’s (DSD) draft Developer Contributions for Affordable Housing consultation which sets out the housing policy governing the introduction of developer contributions for affordable housing.
The DSD Developer Contributions for Affordable Housing consultation paper is available to view or download in the 'Consultation Zone' at Opens link in a new browser window

Download the Document

Alternatively you can contact Planning Policy Division to obtain a hard copy or to enquire about the availability of alternative formats:
Telephone: 028 9082 3518
Textphone: 028 9054 0642

Draft PPS 22: Emerging Findings Paper (Posted 27 November 2014)

The emerging findings paper details some of the key issues to emerge from the consultation on draft PPS 22.

How to give your views:

You are invited to send your views on the draft document. Comments should reflect the structure of the document as far as possible with references to paragraph numbers where relevant.
All responses should be made in writing and emailed to: or sent by post to:

Draft PPS22: Affordable Housing Public Consultation
Planning Policy Division
Department of the Environment
Causeway Exchange
1–7 Bedford Street
Town Parks
Please note that the consultation period, which was due to end on 26th August 2014, has been extended to facilitate further stakeholder engagement and will now end on 23 September 2014.
In keeping with our policy on openness, the Department may make responses to this consultation document publicly available upon request.
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