Retained Planning Policy

Date published: 17 May 2018

Last updated: 25 February 2020

The existing suite of Planning Policy Statements and the remaining provisions of ‘A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland’ are currently retained under the transitional arrangements of the SPPS.


These retained policies will be cancelled when all eleven councils have adopted a new Plan Strategy for the whole of their council area.

Further information on Departmental planning documents which will continue to be treated as material considerations during the transitional period  (or as the case may be after the expiry of the transitional period) can be accessed under Planning Guidance.

The policy provisions of the following documents are retained:









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