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Development Plan Practice Notes

The following Development Plan Practice Notes are designed to guide planning officers and relevant users through the key requirements for the preperation and adoption of a local development plan. They deal primarily with procedures as well as good practice and form part of a series of new practice notes stemming from the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and any related subordinate legisaltion. The emphasis is very much on advice, but where expilcit legislative requirements must be followed these will be made clear.
Please note that where the Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) has been referred to in a practice note, this is subject to clearance by the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly
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