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PPS 23 (Draft): Enabling Development

Issued by: DOE
January 2011

Draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 23 puts in place policy for assessing proposals for enabling development.
Draft PPS23 provides a policy for assessing enabling development i.e. development that would not normally be acceptable, but can be justified where there are overriding public benefits to be gained from the development scheme overall. The purpose of introducing such a policy is to maintain and enhance the standard of a wide range of community facilities in Northern Ireland including cultural, educational, social, health, built heritage and leisure facilities and the restoration and creation of wildlife habitat.
Draft PPS 23 is accompanied by a Best Practice Guidance document ' Assessing Enabling Development'. This guidance is referenced in the policy text and must be taken into account in considering proposals.
The public consultation on PPS 23 ran from 17 January to 6 May 2011. Responses to the consultation are available to view on-line by clicking on the link below:

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