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PPS 1: General Principles
Policy Publications: Planning Policy Statements

33. Planning Policy Statements set out the policies of the Department on particular aspects of land-use planning and apply to the whole of Northern Ireland. Their contents will be taken into account in preparing development plans and are also material to decisions on individual planning applications and appeals. Planning Policy Statements may, from time to time, be revised to take account of changing circumstances, including experience gained through the development planning and development control processes. Good practice guides may also be issued to illustrate how concepts contained in Planning Policy Statements can best be implemented.
34. The Department has a rolling programme for the preparation of Planning Policy Statements. Annex 1 sets out the Planning Policy Statements that have been issued, to date.
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