Planning Advice Note (PAN) - Implementation of Planning Policy for the Retention of Zoned Land and Economic Development Uses

Date published: 16 November 2015

Last updated: 20 November 2019


This advice note is an amplification of existing planning policy and supplementary planning guidance. It does not add to or change existing policy or guidance that is considered appropriate for assessing applications for economic development proposals and preparing local development plans.


The purpose of this advice note is to ensure an effective and consistent approach to implementing regional planning policy when determining planning applications, and to assist with local development plan preparation, in relation to:
a) sites zoned for economic development use in a local development plan; and,
b) planning applications on unzoned land that is currently used (or was last used) for economic development purposes
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