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Joint Ministerial Statement on Development Plans and Implementation of the Regional Development Strategy

Issued by: Department for Regional Development & Department of the Environment
31 January 2005
A Statement by John Spellar MP, Minister for Regional Development and Angela Smith MP, Minister for the Environment.
The Joint Ministerial Statement clarifies the weight that should be accorded, in making planning decisions, to the provisions of an emerging development plan drawn up within the context of the new directions set out in the RDS and other prevailing regional planning policy. In so doing the Statement expands on the circumstances when it is appropriate to refuse planning permission on the grounds of prematurity.
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