Larne Area Plan 2010
Regional Policy Context
The Department's regional development control policies for the countryside and coast which apply in the Larne Borough are currently set out in the various Planning Policy Statements published to date and in the Rural Strategy. Policies which address nature conservation, access considerations, shops, rural enterprises and other industrial projects in the countryside are set out in the Planning Policy Statements. The Rural Strategy contains a range of policies for a number of development types including agriculture, minerals, recreation, tourism development and houses in the countryside. In addition there are specific policies for Green Belts, Countryside Policy Areas and the coast. The Rural Strategy also provides the framework for considering development proposals within the countryside and establishes rural design principles.
Supplementary design guidance for building in the countryside is contained in “A Design Guide for Rural Northern Ireland” published in May 1994.