Latest News – Draft Plan Strategy Submission to the Department for Infrastructure
The Council has submitted its Draft Plan Strategy to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on 08 March 2021 to cause an Independent Examination.
To view our Draft Plan Strategy Submission please click here
A Public Notice has also been placed in the local press confirming the submission of our Draft Plan Strategy and supporting documents to DfI and that we have made them publically available for inspection.
Draft Plan Strategy and Associated Documents Publication
The Plan Strategy is one of two development plan documents which, when read together, will comprise the LDP for the Borough. The second document is the Local Policies Plan and this will be brought forward by the Council once the Plan Strategy has been adopted.
Our Draft Plan Strategy (DPS) and all associated documents are available to download from the DPS Document Library. Please refer to our published list of documentation for further details.
Draft Plan Strategy Consultation
The draft Plan Strategy was published for a four-week period of pre-consultation running from 28 June 2019 to 25 July 2019. A formal period of public consultation ran from 26 July 2019
to 20 September 2019.
All representations to the draft Plan Strategy were made publicly available for an 8-week period for counter representations which ran from Friday 11 October 2019
to Friday 6 December 2019.
All representations received to the Draft Plan Strategy are available to view and download from the Section 2A - C of our Formal Submission to DfI
in our DPS Document Library.
DPS Counter Representations Consultation
In accordance with Regulation 19 of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, all representations received to our DPS Counter Representation consultation were published for inspection.
All representations received to this consultation are available to view and download from the Section 2D of our Formal Submission to DfI
in our DPS Document Library.
Please be aware that there is no opportunity to make any further representations at this time.
Draft Plan Strategy Submission
In accordance with Section 10 of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and Regulation 20 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Council submitted its Local Development 2030 Draft Plan Strategy (DPS) and associated documents to the Department for Infrastructure (the Department) on 08 March 2021.
The submission of the documents to the Department (Submission Documents) forms the first step of the Independent Examination for the Local Development Plan process. In accordance with Regulation 21 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Council has advertised this step and the availability of the relevant documents within a Public Notice
advertised during the week commencing 5 April 2021.
The documents submitted to the Department are provided in the Document Library
under the Draft Plan Submission section
. In addition to the previously published information there are number of new documents including:
Please be aware that there is no opportunity to make further representations at this time.
- Soundness Report and appendices (DPS-S-007A – G) – the self assessment of the Plan’s soundness;
- Public Consultation Report (DPS-S-001) and accompanying documentation (DPS-S-002 to DPS-S-004) setting out a summary of how the Council considered representations to our DPS, including two focussed papers in relation to housing growth (DPS-S-005) and affordable housing issues (DPS-S-006) raised during the public consultation on the DPS.
As a consequence of current COVID-19 restrictions, the submission documents will not be available for public inspection at either of its Council offices at this time.
When restrictions allow, the submission documents will be available to view in person
by appointment only
, between 08:30 and 17:00hrs at Mossley Mill (Carnmoney Northern, Road, Newtownabbey) and Antrim Civic Centre (50 Stiles Way, Antrim). Alternatively, hard copies are also available by post
upon request, however these may incur a charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone the Planning Section on 0300 123 6677 to make an appointment.
Draft Plan Strategy Document Library
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council – Local Development Plan
Submission List of Documents submitted to the DfI for the purposes of causing an Independent Examination.
Other timetables are contained within Appendix 5 (DPS-S-007F) of Section 4 of the DfI Documents Submission Section.
Click here to view.
ANBC Formal Submission of Documents List