Draft PPS14: Sustainable Development in the Countryside
Policy Context: Sustainable Development Strategy
The Department published the Northern Ireland Sustainable Development Strategy
(SDS) on 9 May 2006. The SDS draws attention to the need for a wide range of actions to address growing concerns about unsustainable trends including adverse impact upon our environment. The SDS is supported by an implementation plan that defines a longterm vision of sustainable development for Northern Ireland together with a series of objectives and targets based on the different responsibilities, needs and views within the Region.