Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has published its Preferred Options Paper (POP).
The POP is a consultation paper intended to promote debate on issues of strategic significance which are likely to influence the shape of future development within Mid and East Antrim. It sets out the Council’s preferred options in relation to a number of key issues, and will be used, in conjunction with feedback received, to inform the making of the Mid and East Antrim Local Development Plan (LDP) 2030.
The Preferred Options Paper, Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Interim Report (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment), SA Scoping Report, Equality Impact Assessment Report, summary of the POP and all preparatory papers are available for viewing on the Council’s website at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/pop
The POP and the SA Interim Report will also be available in hard copy for examination between 9.30am and 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) at the following Council offices:
- Planning Department, County Hall,182 Galgorm Road,Ballymena,BT42 1QF
- The Braid,1-29 Bridge Street,Ballymena,BT43 5EJ
- CarrickfergusMuseumand Civic Centre,11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG
- Smiley Buildings,Victoria Road,Larne,BT40 1RU.
In accordance with Regulation 11 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the period for consultation on the POP commences today for a period of 12 weeks. During this consultation period there are a number of events planned throughout the Borough and these are highlighted below. You are cordially invited to attend one of these public engagement events.
Tuesday 25 July
Afternoon (2pm) Evening (7pm)
Larne Town Hall, 1-9 Upper Cross Street, Larne, BT40 1RZ
Wednesday 2 August
The Gobbins Visitor Centre, Middle Road, Islandmagee,BT40 3SX
Thursday 3 August
Portglenone Community Centre, Gortgole Road, Portglenone, BT44 8HT
Wednesday 9 August
Glenlough Community Centre, 60 Croft Road, Carnlough, Ballymena, BT44 0EX
Should you wish to make comment on the POP and/or SA, please complete the relevant questionnaire/s available at consult.midandeastantrim.gov.uk by 6 September 2017. Representations received by this date will be considered in the preparation of the Draft Plan Strategy.
The Council would also like to take this opportunity to advise that the LDP Timetable has been revised and is available for viewing at: www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/planning
Should you require further information on the Preferred Options Paper, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Local Development Plan – Michael Francey or Head of Planning Paul Duffy.