Review of planning policy on green energy announced


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has commenced a review of strategic planning policy on renewable and low carbon energy which may result in an amendment to the Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS).

The Strategic Planning Policy Statement sets out the Department’s regional planning policies for securing the orderly and consistent development of land in Northern Ireland under the reformed two-tier planning system.

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) will be active in responding to this review when a targeted call for evidence is announced. However, the timetable for this remains uncertain given the recent suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly.