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Preferred Options Paper

In accordance with Regulation 10 of the Planning (Local Development Plan Regulations) (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Council hereby commences consultation on the Preferred Options Paper for its Local Development Plan 2030.



The Council wishes to highlight the following error in the printed version of its Preferred Options Paper issued on 26th June 2018:

Page 116 (paragraph 6.242)

The following text should be omitted: “However, this”.

The POP is the first of three public consultation documents to be published during the Plan preparation, the first Plan to be prepared under new planning powers transferred to the Council in April 2015. The POP is accompanied by the following documents:


The POP outlines the Vision and Strategic Objectives of the Local Development Plan. It identifies what the Council considers to be the main strategic land use planning issues affecting this Borough, and it outlines a range of possible options to address these, including the Council’s “Preferred Options”.

The range of options seeks to stimulate wide-ranging, yet focussed debate, on how we can best deal with the identified key issues moving forward.

Meaningful early engagement in the Plan process is key to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to help shape the Borough. The Council has worked closely with key government departments and stakeholders in the preparation of the POP. The public consultation process will allow residents, visitors, investors and other interested parties, the opportunity to put forward their views on key issues identified in the Borough, and influence the Plan from the outset.

You are invited to attend the public engagement events planned throughout the Borough (see Table 2 below).

Table 2: Public Engagement Events

DEA Date Time Venue


Monday 23rd July 2018 10.00am – 12.00pm Dungiven Library, 74 Main Street, Dungiven


Tuesday 24th July 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pm Garvagh and District Development Association (GADDA), 85 Main Street, Garvagh

The Glens

Wednesday 25th July 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pm Board Room, Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle


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


Monday 30th July 2018 5.00pm – 7.00pm Coleraine Leisure Centre, 23 Railway Road, Coleraine


Tuesday 31st July 2018 10.00am – 12.00pm Crampsie Room, Ballymoney Town Hall


Wednesday 1st August 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pm Girvan Room, Portrush Town Hall

The POP Consultation and Summary Document are available to view in hard copy at all public libraries throughout the Borough (subject to library opening hours).

We welcome any comments you may have on the documents. These should be submitted by e-mail, preferably using the POP Comments Sheet to: . Alternatively you may write to the Council at: Preferred Options Paper, Development Plan Team, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY.

All comments received will inform the next stage of Plan preparation: The Draft Plan Strategy.

The 12 week public consultation period closes at 5.00pm on Friday 21st September 2018.


Report on Representations Received to the Preferred Options Paper (presented to The Planning Committee on 27th February 2019)

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