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 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:
- Public Notice
- SA Scoping Report
- SA Interim Report
- Equality Statement
- POP Summary Document
- POP Comments Sheet
- Initial Settlement Context Appraisal (incl Second Homes Analysis)
- 14 Topic-based Discussion papers
- Nexus Retail and Commercial Leisure Capacity Study
- Sproule Retail Report
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
|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|
|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|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
If you would like further information, please contact us