The Antrim Area Plan 1984-2001 was adopted on 21 June 1989. It defines settlement development limits for Antrim, Randalstown, Crumlin, Templepatrick, Toome and Parkgate. It also contains land-use proposals for the towns and at Belfast International Airport.
The plan indicated two phases of land for housing in Antrim. The first phase was released upon adoption of the plan and all second phase land has since been released.
The Plan comprises the following elements:
The Antrim Area Plan 1984-2001 Alteration No. 1 Limits of Development for Hamlets was adopted on 24 March 1993. It defined settlement limits for Dunadry, Groggan, Milltown, Creggan-Cranfield, Killead and Moneyglass.
The Antrim Area Plan 1984-2001 Alteration No. 2 Housing – Antrim Town was adopted on 31 March 1999. It released two sites for housing in Antrim at Kilbegs Road and Niblock Road from the Phase Two land identified in the original Plan.
The Antrim Area Plan 1984-2001 Alteration No. 3 Industry – Antrim Town was adopted on 31 March 1999. It released a further site for industrial use at Kilbegs Road in Antrim.
The release of the remaining Phase Two housing land in Antrim was achieved through a Ministerial Statement on 28 June 2013.
Release of remaining Phase 2 Housing Land
The Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 was adopted on 9 September 2014. It covers Metropolitan Newtownabbey, Ballyclare, Ballyeaston, Ballynure, Ballyrobert, Cogry/Kilbride (Burnside), Doagh, Straid and surrounding areas. It defines settlement limits and contains a range of land-use zonings and other policy designations.
Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
Current operational planning policies for the Borough are contained in the following suite of planning policy documents that were published by the Department of the Environment. These can be accessed through the links below.
Related pages on www.planningni.gov.uk:
Strategic Planning Policy Statement
PPS 2: Natural Heritage
PPS 3: Access, Movement and Parking
PPS 3 (Clarification): Access, Movement and Parking
PPS 4: Planning and Economic Development
PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
PPS 6 (Addendum): Areas of Townscape Character
PPS 7: Quality Residential Environments
PPS 7 (Addendum): Residential Extensions and Alterations
PPS 7 (Addendum): Safeguarding the Character of Established Residential Areas
PPS 8: Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation
PPS 10: Telecommunications
PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
PPS 12: Housing in Settlements
PPS 12: Policy HS 3 (Amended) 'Travellers Accommodation'
PPS 13: Transportation and Land Use
PPS 15 (Revised) Planning and Flood Risk
PPS 16: Tourism
PPS 17: Control of Outdoor Advertisements
PPS 18: Renewable Energy
PPS 21: Sustainable Development in the Countryside
PPS 23: Enabling Development for the Conservation of Significant Places
Control of Development in Airport Public Safety Zones
A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland (some provisions remain in force for those topics not covered by a PPS or other policy publication).
Supplementary Planning Guidance
Supplementary Planning Guidance provides further advice on specific planning matters, covering a range of areas and topics.
Design guidance was prepared by the Department of the Environment for the following conservation areas.
Related Pages (www.planning.gov.uk):
Randalstown Conservation Area
Antrim Town Centre Conservation Area
Merville Garden Village Conservation Area
Further guidance documents which apply within the Borough are also published on the Planning Portal (www.planningni.gov.uk).
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