Larne Area Plan 2010
Introduction: A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
The Rural Strategy published in September 1993 contains a short section on overall strategy but essentially comprises a compendium of planning policies setting out on a topic basis the factors which the Department takes into account when reacting to development proposals. These policies currently apply to all of the Borough of Larne.
The Department has begun progressively to replace the Planning Strategy. The topic sections are currently being replaced by a series of Planning Policy Statements which will apply to the whole of Northern Ireland. In the meantime, the Planning Strategy will remain in force in respect of those topics not covered by Planning Policy Statements. The companion volume entitled “A Rural Design Guide for Northern Ireland”, which was issued in May 1994, will likewise continue in use.