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PPS 15: Planning and Flood Risk
Planning Policies

In exercise of its responsibility for planning control in Northern Ireland the Department assesses development proposals against all planning policies and other material considerations that are relevant to it.
The planning policies of this Statement must therefore be read together and in conjunction with the relevant contents of the Department's development plans and other planning policy publications, including the Regional Development Strategy. The Department will also have regard to the contents of published supplementary planning guidance documents.
The following policies set out the main planning considerations that the Department will take into account in assessing proposals for development that may be at risk from flooding or that may increase the risk of flooding elsewhere.
The provisions of these policies will prevail unless there are other overriding policy or material considerations that outweigh them and justify a contrary decision.
The following policies are covered in this section.
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