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Ministerial Statement: Draft PPS14: Sustainable Development in the Countryside

Issued by: Department for Regional Development
16 March 2006
A Statement by Shaun Woodward MP (Minister for Regional Development) made with the approval of Lord Rooker MP, Minister for the Environment.
This announced that the provisions of Draft PPS 14: Sustainable Development in the Countryside would take immediate precedence over the existing policies listed in the draft and should be accorded substantial weight in the determination of all planning applications received after 16 March 2006.

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The Ministerial Statement on PPS14 can be downloaded from the Department of Regional Development's website.
Draft PPS 14 was withdrawn in November 2008. Draft PPS 21 (Opens PDF document in a new browser window 345 KB) sets out the new planning policies for development in the countryside.
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