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Council published its Local Development Plan (LDP) Preferred Options Paper (‘POP’) for public consultation on Tuesday 26th June 2018.

The POP, which is the first of three public consultation documents has been published during the Plan preparation, outlining the Vision and Strategic Objectives of the Council’s LDP. It identifies what the Council considers to be the main strategic land use planning issues affecting this Borough, and outlines a range of possible options to address these, including the Council’s “Preferred Options”.

The POP is accompanied by Sustainability Appraisal (Inc. SEA) Scoping and Interim Reports, an Equality Statement and a range of background papers available online at: .

These documents are available to view in hard copy at the Council’s Planning Office (9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri), at public libraries throughout the Borough and online at: 


Why are we consulting?

We welcome any comments you may have on the documents. These should be submitted via the POP Comments Sheet available online at .  Any comments received will inform the next stage of Plan preparation; The Draft Plan Strategy.

Opens: Tuesday 26th June 2018

Closes: Friday 21st September 2018 at 5pm



Please forward any comments to:

Development Plan Team

Planning Department


66 Portstewart Road


BT52 1EY



If you require any additional information, would like to request information in an alternative format or wish to arrange a face to face meeting with a planning officer to record your comments please do not hesitate to contact us on 028 7034 7100 or at:


Your data

Please read the Council’s LDP Privacy Statement which details how we will process your personal data. It is available to view online at:


A series of public engagement events are also planned throughout the Borough towards the end of July, as detailed in the table below:

DEA DateTimeVenue
Benbradagh Monday 23rd July 201810.00am – 12.00pm Dungiven Library, 74 Main Street, Dungiven
Bann Tuesday 24th July 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pmGarvagh and District Development Association (GADDA), 85 Main Street, Garvagh
The Glens Wednesday 25th July 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pmBoard Room, Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle
Limavady Thursday 26th July 2018 10.00am – 12.00pm Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street, Limavady
Rathlin Island Friday 27th July 2018 12.30pm – 2.30pm (subject to ferry) Branson Centre, Rathlin Island
Coleraine Monday 30th July 20185.00pm – 7.00pmColeraine Leisure Centre, 23 Railway Road, Coleraine
Ballymoney Tuesday 31st July 201810.00am – 12.00pmCrampsie Room, Ballymoney Town Hall
Causeway Wednesday 1st August 20182.00pm – 4.00pm Girvan Room, Portrush Town Hall