The Council submitted its Draft Plan Strategy and associated documents to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on 08 March 2021 to cause an Independent Examination.
A Public Notice was 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.
Following the Council’s submission in March 2021, the Department requested some minor additional information in relation to the Council’s original soundness report (DPS-S-007A) which does not impact on the overall soundness of the Plan.
As a result, the Council has prepared the following additional information:
All the above-mentioned documents should be read alongside the Council’s documents submitted to the Department.
Documentation is also available to view by appointment only, between 08:30hrs and 17:00hrs at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, 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 depending on the volume of material requested. If you wish to book an appointment please contact the Forward Planning Team on 0300 123 6677 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can provide information in alternative formats on request, where reasonably practicable. Where the exact request cannot be met we will ensure a reasonable alternative is provided. Alternative formats may include Easy Read, Braille, audio formats (CD, mp3 or DAISY), large print or minority languages to meet the needs of those for whom English is not their first language.
A Public Notice has also been placed in the local press confirming the submission of updated Draft Plan Strategy documentation to DfI and that we have made them publically available for inspection.
To view our Draft Plan Strategy Submission please click here
The Council received notification from The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) on 03 June 2021 advising that DfI has now provided the PAC with formal notification that the Department are causing an Independent Examination (IE) of the Council’s Draft Plan Strategy.
Whilst the PAC have not provided dates of the forthcoming IE hearing sessions, it is anticipated that these will be confirmed in due course. Please refer to the PAC website for current updates: https://www.pacni.gov.uk/local-development-plans