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PPS 4 (Draft): Industry, Business and Distribution
Policy IBD 4

Policy IBD 4 Development Incompatible with Industrial, Business or Distribution Development  
Proposals for development in the vicinity of existing industrial, business or storage/distribution premises which would be incompatible with the existing or approved use or would prejudice its future operation will be refused.

Justification and Amplification

4.18 Some proposed developments may be incompatible with industrial and business enterprises already operating in the vicinity. For example, certain types of industrial use would be incompatible with existing industrial undertakings requiring a particularly contaminant free environment. In other cases, new development could prejudice the continued existence of a particular business use. Such cases can arise where the particular processes being carried out have a tendency to cause adverse effects of some kind on adjacent land, even when all reasonable remedial measures have been taken by the operator.
4.19 The requirements of non-planning legislation, for example those relating to public health and environmental pollution, may result in costly new requirements and restrictions being imposed on such businesses as a consequence of new neighbouring development. In such circumstances, the Department may refuse planning permission for new development in order to avoid jeopardising employment in the existing enterprise.
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