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Revised Development Plan Practice Note 06: Soundness

Published on Wed, 10 May 2017
The Department for Infrastructure has today issued a revised Development Plan Practice Note 06: Soundness (Version 2 / May 2017).
This supersedes the practice note of April 2015. Like the original, the revised
practice note focuses on the key requirements for soundness of local
development plans.
Primarily, paragraph 4.1 has been amended to make clear that a
development plan document submitted for independent examination has no
presumption of soundness in legislation. Furthermore, paragraphs 1.2, 4.4 and
5.4.8 have been amended, new footnotes 1 and 10 have been added and
footnote 11 (formerly 9) in reference to the Strategic Planning Policy
Statement has been amended.
The revised practice note can be accessed on the Planning Portal via the
following link:

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