Preparing Policies: The Final Policy
At the end of the consultation period the Department will consider all comments received, following which the draft documents will be amended if necessary and, subject to Ministerial approval, published in final form.
To ensure greater transparency in the preparation of policy statements, a summary of the comments received together with the Department’s response to these will also be published with the final policy document.
Training of colleagues within the Department or others involved in facilitating the implementation of the policy is undertaken.
Policy is monitored through the Development Management, Plans and Policy Working Groups and reviews.
The Audit Team within Planning and Local Government Group also has a role in ensuring that policy is applied in a consistent manner.