PPS 4: Industrial Development
Context: Transport Considerations
9. The Department's October 1995 document "Transportation in Northern Ireland: The Way Forward" accepted as a guiding principle the need to minimise, where possible, the effects of transport on the environment. Transportation planning therefore aims to reduce, where possible, the need for travel and to encourage the use of alternatives to the private car. The Department regards the impact on commuting patterns as an important consideration in future planning decisions. Existing public transport provision and the potential for new provision will also be significant considerations in allocating land for future sources of employment.