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We are preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) for the Borough that will look forward to the year 2030.

The purpose of the new LDP will be to inform the public, statutory authorities, developers and other interested parties of how the Borough should develop in the years ahead.
The Plan will balance competing demands and aim to ensure that good development occurs in the right place, at the right time. It will contain policies and proposals that will be used in determining planning applications. A good plan will lead to decisions that are consistent and people will know what to expect in terms of change, and the locations where development will be encouraged.

The Plan will be prepared in the context of the Council’s overall Corporate Plan and wider government policy including the Regional Development Strategy 2035 and the Strategic Planning Policy Statement. It will also take account of the Council's published Community Plan Love Living Here.
The new Local Development Plan has a number of key stages. Further guidance can be viewed in the Towards Preferred Options Document or on the Department for Infrastructure website. The local development plan preparation process is specified in the Planning (Northern Ireland) Act 2011 and the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.

  • What is the Local Development Plan?
  • Local Development Plan Timetable
  • Statement of Community Involvement
  • Departmental Changes
  • Independent Examination and Soundness
  • Monitoring
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Next Steps
  • Keeping Involved
  • Latest News - Draft Plan Strategy submission to the Department for Infrastructure

Useful Contacts

Planning Section

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
Newtownabbey,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 0300 123 6677

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