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Planning Policy Statement 5 (PPS 5): Retailing, Town Centres and Commercial Leisure Developments

Published on Fri, 14 Jul 2006
The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has produced draft Planning Policy Statement 5 (PPS 5) – Retailing, Town Centres and Commercial Leisure Developments.
Draft PPS5 promotes the regional role of Belfast and Londonderry and gives recognition to Sprucefield as Northern Ireland's only out-of-town regional shopping centre. Applications for out-of-centre and out-of-town proposals will be required to satisfy a set of policy tests to be successful. It also introduces a sequential approach and a needs test in the identification of suitable sites for major retail proposals.
Full details of draft PPS5 are available on the Department for Regional Development's website: Opens link in a new browser window


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