PPS 7: Quality Residential Environments
Policy Context: Moving Forward: The Northern Ireland Transport Policy Statement
1.17 The Government is committed to greater integration of transport with land-use planning at national, regional and local level in order to support more sustainable transport choices and reduce the need to travel. By fostering forms of development which encourage walking, cycling and easy access to public transport, planning can complement other measures aimed at promoting greater use of public transport and reducing the environmental impact of transport. In this respect the location, design and layout of new residential development have a critical role to play in achieving more sustainable movement patterns.