Development in the Countryside Call for Evidence (CfE); CfE Emerging Issues; and, Consultant’s Report

Date published: 05 September 2016

Last updated: 22 October 2021

Following the publication of the SPPS, the Department issued a ‘Call for Evidence’ and also procured independent consultants to undertake research and provide an updated evidential context for regional planning policy on development in the countryside. This preparatory work and research helped inform Minister Mallon’s decision that the current policy approach, provided for by the SPPS, remains appropriate, robust, and fit-for-purpose for the two-tier planning system.


For your information, the Call for Evidence, its emerging issues and the Consultant’s report can be viewed below:

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