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DCAN 8: Housing in Existing Urban Areas

Issued by: Planning Service
Status: Final
Published: June 2002
The purpose of this DCAN is to provide advice which will help to ensure that urban and environmental quality is maintained, amenity preserved, and privacy respected when proposals are being consideredfor new housing development within existing urban areas.
This Advice Note is not a statement of policy as to where housing development can or cannot take place. In making its decisions the Department will assess proposals against all planning policies andother material considerations that are relevant to it. The contents of this guidance will be material to decisions on individual planning applications and appeals. However, any legal views expressed in thisnote have no statutory force and should not be relied upon as an authoritative interpretation of the law.
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