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PPS 16 (Draft):Tourism

Issued by: DOE
Status: Draft
Published: November 2010
PPS16 document coverThis draft Planning Policy Statement, PPS 16 ‘Tourism’ sets out the Department’s planning policy for tourism development and also for the safeguarding of tourism assets.
The aim of the PPS is to manage the provision of sustainable and high quality tourism developments in appropriate locations within the built and natural environment.

The objectives of this statement are to:
  • facilitate sustainable tourism development in an environmentally sensitive manner;
  • safeguard tourism assets from inappropriate development;
  • utilise and develop the tourism potential of settlements by facilitating tourism development of an appropriate nature, location and scale;
  • sustain a vibrant rural community by supporting tourism development of an appropriate nature, location and scale in rural areas; and
  • ensure a high standard of quality and design for all tourism development.
The public consultation on draft PPS 16 ran from 23 November 2010 until 25 March 2011. Responses to the consultation may be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Download the Document:

In the interest of protecting the environment, where possible, the use of electronic means to view both documents is encouraged. However, if you require a hard copy or wish to enquire about alternative formats, please contact the Planning Policy Team by:-
By telephone: (028) 9025 6568
By text phone: (028) 90 540642
In writing: Department of Environment, Planning Policy Division, 3rd Floor, Millennium House, 17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AD
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