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Consultation Paper on the Review of Permitted Development Rights

Published on Thu, 5 May 2016 by legislation.planning@doeni.gov.uk.
This consultation ended on Thu, 30 Jun 2016


The Department of the Environment has today issued a consultation paper on a range of proposals in relation to permitted development rights for:
  • Development by Electronic Communications Code Operators;
  • Non-Domestic Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
  • Shops, Financial and Professional Services Establishments; and
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
The Department is continuing its review of permitted development rights in light of its approach to better regulation. This is intended to provide a considered balance between lightening the regulatory burden on businesses and individuals (and reducing any associated costs) and protecting the environment, amenity and public safety.

Give us your views

You are invited to send your views on this consultation document. Comments should reflect the structure of the document as far as possible with references to question numbers and paragraph numbers where relevant. Comments on the Equality Impact Assessment Screening document and Preliminary Regulatory Impact Assessment which are contained in the paper are also welcome. All responses should be made in writing and submitted to the Department in one of the following ways:
By post to:     Review of Permitted Development Rights Consultation
                     Planning Policy Division
                     Department of the Environment
                     Level 5 Causeway Exchange
                     1-7 Bedford Street
                     Town Parks
                     Belfast
                     BT2 7EG

Download the document

This document may be made available in alternative formats.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements at the above postal and e-mail addresses or:
Telephone: 028 9082 3497
Textphone: 028 9054 0642
The closing date for the receipt of comments is 30th June 2016.

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