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Planning Policy Statement 18: Renewable Energy

Issued by: Department of the Environment
Status: Final
Date: August 2009
Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 18 sets out the planning policy for development that generates energy from renewable resources.
The PPS aims to facilitate the siting of renewable energy generating facilities in appropriate locations within the built and natural environments.
The policy is accompanied by a Best Practice Guidance document  which provides technical information and guidance on a range of renewable energy technologies as well as information about approaches to Passive Solar Design (PSD).
The policy supersedes Policy PSU 12 of the Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland.

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A Summary of Consultation Responses (Opens PDF document in a new browser window 118 KB) detailing some of the main issues to emerge from the public consultation on the draft document has also been produced and is available for download.
Both documents can be ordered by telephone, by text phone, or in writing
  • By telephone: (028) 9041 6944
  • By text phone: (028) 9054 0642
In writing: Planning Policy Division, Department of the Environment, Millennium House, BELFAST, BT2 7BN
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