Planning Portal

Glossary: P


  • PAC - Planning Appeals Commission
  • PCN - Personal Communications NetworK
  • PPS - Planning Policy Statement
  • PSRNI - A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
  • PSTN - Public Switched Telephone Network


  • Permitted Development - Development which does not require planning permission such as certain agricultural and forestry developments.
  • Planning Service - Section of the Department of the Environment responsible for planning.
  • Pondage - See Flood Storage
  • Prematurity - Making a planning decision before the relevant development plan has been completed or adopted.
  • Proximity Principle - Highlights a need to treat and/or dispose of waste in reasonable proximity to the point at which it is generated.
  • Putrescible - Liable to decompose or rot with an offensive smell.
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