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Draft PPS14: Sustainable Development in the Countryside
Aims & Objectives


3.1 The aim of PPS 14 is:
  • To manage development in the countryside in a manner consistent with achieving the strategic objectives of the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland 2025.


3.2 The objectives of PPS 14 are:
  • to manage growth in the countryside to achieve appropriate and sustainable patterns of development that meet the essential needs of a vibrant rural community;
  • to conserve the landscape and natural resources of the rural area and to protect it from excessive, inappropriate or obtrusive development and from the actual or potential effects of pollution;
  • to facilitate development necessary to achieve a sustainable rural economy; and
  • to promote high standards in the design, siting and landscaping of development in the countryside.
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