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Draft PPS 18: Renewable Energy

Issued by: Department of Environment
Status: Draft
Published: 23 November 2007
Closing Date: 21 March 2008
Draft PPS 18 sets out the Department of the Environment’s planning policy for development that generates energy from renewable sources. The PPS also contains policy provisions on the application of the principles of Passive Solar Design in new development.

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How to give your views

Please note that the Department will continue to accept comments on the wind energy element of draft PPS 18 until the period of public consultation for the related SPG on Wind Energy Development in Northern Ireland's Landscapes concludes on June 5 2008.
The Department would welcome your comments on the draft Planning Policy Statement. All responses should be made in writing and emailed to:
or sent by post to:
PPS 18 Renewable Energy Consultation,
Planning and Environmental Policy Group,
Department of the Environment,
12th Floor River House,
48 High Street,
The consultation period will end on 21 March 2008.
Draft PPS18 can also be obtained by telephoning (028) 9054 7713, textphone at (028) 9054 0642 or by writing to the above address. Should you require a copy of draft PPS 18 in an alternative format, it can be made available on request in large print, disc, Braille or audiocassette. It may also be made available in minority languages for those who are not proficient in English.
In keeping with our policy on openness, the Department may make responses to this consultation document publicly available upon request.
At the end of the consultation period the Department will consider all comments received, following which the draft documents will be amended if necessary and, subject to Ministerial approval, published in final form.
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