Latest News – Draft Plan Strategy, Commencement of Independent Examination
The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) have announced the commencement of the Independent Examination of the Council’s Draft Plan Strategy.
The purpose of the Independent Examination is to determine the soundness of the Draft Plan Strategy, taking into account all representations and counter representations. The PAC has appointed a Commissioner to undertake the examination, and a series of hearing sessions have been arranged. The PAC will conduct these sessions remotely, thus ensuring all reasonable steps are taken to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The hearing sessions will commence at 10.30am Tuesday 03 May 2022. Details of sessions and topics to be discussed is subject to review. Latest updates, along with details of eligible participants, will be published here on the PAC website. Hearing sessions will be live streamed to allow the examination to be publically observed. Details on how these sessions can be observed will be published here on the PAC website.
For information regarding examination procedures, the PAC has published guidance, ‘Procedures for Independent Examinations of Local Development Plans’. This guidance is available to view here.
The PAC has advised that all communications in relation to this examination should be directed to the Programme Officer, James Bickerstaff, on t. 028 9089 3919 or by sending an email to AN.LDP@pacni.gov.uk.
The Council’s Draft Plan Strategy and associated documents are available to view here