The Department of the Environment has launched ‘Calls for Evidence’ to help inform the scope of forthcoming reviews of strategic planning policy for Development in the Countryside and strategic planning policy for Renewable Energy development.
It is anticipated that the evidence received will improve the Department’s understanding of the operation and impact of the existing policy approaches as set out in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement and provide up-to-date evidence on the social, environmental and economic impacts of both strategic policy areas.
Depending, in part, upon the evidence received following the ‘Calls for Evidence’, the scope of the forthcoming reviews will be refined to focus on the key matters that need to be addressed. The subsequent reviews will be the subject of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
The summary papers detailing the scope and purpose of the ‘Calls for Evidence’ are available to view or download below.
Responses to the Call for Evidence for Strategic Planning Policy ‘Development in the Countryside’ should be e-mailed to the Department no later than 6th May 2016 at the following address:
Type ‘COUNTRYSIDE’ in the subject bar.
Responses to the Call for Evidence for Strategic Planning Policy ‘Renewable Energy’ should be e-mailed to the Department no later than 6th May 2016 at the following address:
Type ‘RENEWABLE’ in the subject bar.
To ask about alternative document formats please contact the Planning Policy Team by telephoning (028) 9082 2302, textphone at (028) 9054 0642, or by writing to:
Planning Policy Division,
1–7 Bedford Street,