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Call for Evidence

The Department of the Environment launched a ‘Call for Evidence’ to help inform the future approach to Permitted Development Rights for Mineral Exploration on 14 March 2016.  The deadline for responses was 13 May 2016.
The aim of the exercise was to help improve the Department’s understanding of the operation and impact of the existing permitted development rights set out in Part 16 of the Schedule to the Planning (General Permitted Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 and provide more recent evidence on the social, environmental and economic impacts of these permitted development rights.
A link to the summary paper detailing the scope and purpose of the Call for Evidence, the responses received and the subsequent analysis of responses is provided below.
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