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Consultation on Draft PPS 23 and Draft PPS 24

On 17 January 2011 the Department of the Environment published two draft Planning Policy Statements (PPS) for public consultation. These are PPS 23 (Draft): Enabling Development and PPS 24 (Draft): Economic Considerations.
Draft PPS 23 sets out policy for assessing proposals for enabling development.The objective of this PPS is to provide the flexibility to accommodate unforeseen imaginative proposals for development that are clearly in the public interest; whilst aiming to maintain and enhance the standard of community, cultural, educational, social and health infrastructure, the historic built environment, the restoration / creation of wildlife habitats; and a range of leisure facilities.
PPS23 is accompanied by a draft Best Practice Guidance document 'Assessing Enabling Development' which is also subject to public consultation.
Draft PPS 24 provides guidance on the weight to be accorded to economic considerations in the making of planning decisions. No weight will be given to draft PPS 24 in the determination of individual planning applications until such times as it is published in final form

How to give your views:

You are invited to send your views on these documents.Responses should be made in writing by 06 May 2011 to planning.policy@doeni.gov.uk or to the following address given below. Please state which consultation you are responding to.
PPS 23 Consultation / PPS 24 Consultation
DOE Planning Policy Division
3rd Floor, Millennium House
17-25 Great Victoria Street
BELFAST

BT2 7BN
To obtain a hard copy of the either document or to enquire about the availability of alternative formats please contact us at the above address or:
E-mail: planning.policy@doeni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9025 6569
Textphone: 028 9054 0642
Please note that, in keeping with our policy on openness, the Department may make responses to these consultation documents publicly available upon request.
Download the documents:
PPS 23 (Draft): Enabling Development and accompanying Best Practice Guidance 'Assessing Enabling Development'.
PPS 24 (Draft): Economic Considerations
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