PPS 4 (Draft): Industry, Business and Distribution
The Role of Development Plans: Reallocation of Sites
3.21 Industrial and business sites which are poorly located or have inadequate access will be identified during the preparation of development plans and their future use considered.
3.22 Where undeveloped sites or existing industrial estates lack the required environmental quality, design standards or locational advantages expected of modern industrial or business development, the potential for improvement should be considered through the development plan process. Where existing sites or zoned land have remained vacant or undeveloped for a considerable period the Department will ascertain if potential future use for industrial or business purposes is still realistic. If not, they should be de-zoned or reallocated to suitable alternative uses.