The continuance of PPS14, the planning measure restricting the development of single dwellings in the countryside, is expected to come under severe pressure. The SDLP’s John Dallat has called for its reversal. However, the Alliance party, Green MLA Brian Wilson and the DUP’s Jim Wells are fighting a rearguard action. Anti-campaigners describe it as an attack on rural communities. Supporters believe the large number of unbuilt houses already approved (up to 9500) and the thousands of pending applications not covered by the new controls is being overlooked. DRD Minister Conor Murphy is reviewing the situation.