Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
The Context: Consultation Responses The Environment
More comments were expressed about the environment than any other topic. It was considered that more financial and human resources are required for the promotion of environmental awareness. More protection should be afforded to mature trees and new planting should be encouraged. It was suggested that a comprehensive coastal planning and protection policy should be developed and that nature conservation should be recognised as a central issue. It was generally considered that agricultural developments should be brought within planning control and that the rural environment should be protected from pollution.