Best Practice Guidance to PPS 18 'Renewable Energy'

Date published: 01 August 2009

Last updated: 18 October 2019

This guide provides background information on the various renewable energy technologies that may come forward in Northern Ireland and is designed to contribute to the development management process. It has been drawn up taking account of similar material available for other parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.


The advice and guidance contained within this guide should be read in conjunction with Planning Policy Statement 18 ‘Renewable Energy’ which sets out the Department’s planning policy for development that generates energy from renewable resources and that requires the submission of a planning application.

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