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Supplementary Planning Guidance - Policy PED 8: 'Development Incompatible with Economic Development Uses'

The Department of the Environment has published the final version of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) to Policy PED 8 ‘Development Incompatible with Economic Development Uses’ of Planning Policy Statement 4 (PPS 4) ‘Planning and Economic Development’. This follows consultation on the draft SPG published in March 2012.
The SPG provides clarification on Policy PED 8 and reinforces the policy message ensuring that operations of established industrial enterprises requiring a contaminant free environment are protected, thereby securing their valuable contribution to the economy.
Any queries in relation to this document should be directed to your local area planning office.
A synopsis of consultation responses (Opens PDF document in a new browser window 51 KB) detailing the main issues emerging from the public consultation has also been produced and is available to download.
In the interest of protecting the environment where possible, the use of electronic means to view both documents is encouraged. However, if you require a hard copy or wish to enquire about alternative formats, please contact the Planning Policy Team as follows:-
By telephone: (028) 9041 6946
By textphone: (028) 9054 0642
In writing: Planning Policy Division, Millennium House, 17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BN
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