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PPS 4: Industrial Development
Development Control: Control of Hazardous Substances

34. In addition to planning permission some industrial developments may also require consent under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993. This legislation allows the Department to consider whether the proposed storage or use of a significant quantity of a hazardous substance is appropriate in a particular location, having regard to the risks arising to persons in the surrounding area and the wider implications for the community. Consent is also required where a hazardous substance is introduced onto a site, or used differently within it, without there being any. associated development requiring planning permission. Further advice on hazardous substances is given in Development Control Advice Note 12 published by the Department in 1993.
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