Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Local Development Plan Draft Plan Strategy 2030

closeddate_range16 Oct, 2019, 9:30am - 11 Dec, 2019, 5:00pm

Local Development Plan

Draft Plan Strategy 2030

 

 

Welcome

The publication of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Local Development Plan Draft Plan Strategy 2030 represents a significant milestone and will set out the framework for future planning and sustainable development of the Borough until 2030.

The draft Plan Strategy has been developed following extensive engagement with the public, stakeholders and our elected Members and follows on from the publication of our Preferred Options Paper in June 2017.  

Formal consultation on the Draft Plan Strategy

The draft Plan Strategy is published for formal public consultation for a period of eight weeks beginning Wednesday, 16 October. Written submissions in respect of the draft Plan Strategy and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal, Equality (Section 75) Screening Report, Habitats Regulations Assessment Report and the Rural Needs Impact Assessment can be made in writing no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Submissions should be in ONE medium only i.e. in hard copy or online or E-mail. Submissions should include the full name and address of the person making the submission, and details of organisation, community group or company represented where relevant.

Submissions should be clearly marked ‘draft Plan Strategy’.

Make an Online Submission

To make an online submission please Register as a New User, using the link located on the right of the screen. This is a one-time process. Once you have activated your registration through the link sent to your email address, you can then log in and make a submission.

Submissions may be made via this consultation portal using the Make a Representation link on the right of screen.

There are benefits of making a submission using this consultation portal. For example, you can: 

  • Start your submission and complete later.
  • Get notifications and updates about the consultation.

Make a Written Submission

Written submissions marked ‘draft Plan Strategy’ should be completed using our representation form which can be downloaded here and emailed to planning@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or by post to:

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council,
Local Development Plan Team, Planning Office,
County Hall,
182 Galgorm Road,
Ballymena,
BT42 1QF.

Please note that representations received after the closing period will not be accepted and will be returned

What Happens Next

Once the 8-week period of consultation has closed, the Council will collate the representations received and publish these online for a further 8-week period of consultation to allow counter-representations to be made. The representations will also be available for public inspection at our Local Planning Office, County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Once this period of counter-representations has closed, the Council will collate the counter-representations and make them available online for public view. They will also be available for public inspection in our offices at our Local Planning Office, County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm.

All representations will be forwarded to the Department of Infrastructure in advance of Independent Examination.

Soundness

The draft Plan Strategy will be examined at Independent Examination in regard to its soundness. Accordingly, your responses should be based on soundness and directed at specific strategic policies or proposals that you consider to be unsound, along with your reasons.  

You may find it useful to refer to the Department for Infrastructure’s ‘Development Plan Practice Note 06 - Soundness’ is available on the Department for Infrastructure website's Development Plan Practice Notes page.

Furthermore, the Planning Appeals Commission have also produced guidance entitled ‘Procedures for Independent Examination of Local Development Plans’ are available on the Planning Appeals Commission website's Procedural Guides page.

Come and meet us

A number of drop in sessions have been organised.  Drop in sessions will be staffed by members of the Development Plan Team who will be happy to answer any queries you may have in an informal setting regarding the draft Plan Strategy. 

Date

Venue 

Time

16 October 2019

Portglenone Community Centre,
Gortgole Road,
Portglenone,
BT44 8HT

6pm - 8.30pm

22 October 2019

Gobbins Visitor Centre,
Middle Road,
Islandmagee,
BT40 3SX

6pm - 8.30pm

24 October 2019

Glenlough Community Centre,
60 Croft Road,
Carnlough,
BT44 0EX

6pm - 8.30pm

Call in Person

During the consultation period you can also speak to us in County Hall, Ballymena from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Copies of the draft Plan Strategy and supporting documentation will also be available in hard copy for collection or to view during office hours from 9.30am – 4.30pm at the following Council offices:

Planning Department, County Hall,
182 Galgorm Road,
Ballymena,
BT42 1QF

The Braid,
1-29 Bridge Street,
Ballymena,
BT43 5EJ

Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre,
11 Antrim Street,
Carrickfergus,
BT38 7DG

Smiley Buildings,
Victoria Road,
Larne,
BT40 1RU

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