Public consultation on Focussed Changes to the draft Plan Strategy

In accordance with Regulation 20(1) of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the council, prior to submitting its draft Plan Strategy to the Department for Independent Examination, has given due consideration to the issues raised in all representations it received during its public consultation into the draft Plan Strategy documents.  

In accordance with Section 4 of the Department’s Development Plan Practice Note (DPPN) 10 ‘Submitting Development Plan Documents for Independent Examination’ December 2019, the council, having considered the issues raised, has identified and proposes a number of focussed and minor changes to its draft Plan Strategy. Minor changes are provided as a separate schedule and whilst these do not require public consultation they are being published for information to allow the reader to understand how the council differentiated between what it considered to be a minor and focussed change.

These changes will be subject to an 8 week period of public consultation from Thursday 14th January 2021 to Friday 12th March 2021.

The consultation document on the focussed changes, along with addendums to accompany all corresponding papers affected by these proposed changes can be viewed and downloaded from the following links and are available in different formats upon request.

Consultation on Focussed Changes Addendum Including Minor Changes Schedule

Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal Report

Addendum to the Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment Report

Addendum to the Draft Equality (Section 75) Screening Report

Addendum to the Rural Needs Impact Assessment

The council will publish comments received to the proposed focussed changes as soon as reasonably practicable after the expiry of the consultation period. It should be noted that any comments received will be made available for public inspection in accordance with Government guidelines in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed on the council’s website after the consultation period has closed.

Comments received on the proposed focussed changes will be collated and form part of the council’s submission to the Department and the examining body as part of the Independent Examination process. 


In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has a duty to protect any information we hold on you. The personal information you provide will only be used for the purpose of Plan Preparation and will not be shared with any third party unless law or regulation compels such a disclosure.

For further guidance on how we hold your information please visit the privacy section at Comments received will be treated in accordance with the LDP privacy notice which is available to view at or is available on request by emailing

Please note that when you make a comment to the Focussed Changes Addendum or accompanying documents your personal information (with the exception of personal telephone numbers, signatures, email addresses or sensitive personal data) will be made publicly available on the council’s website.

Comments on the focussed changes can be made in the following ways:

By email:

By writing to:

Local Development Plan Team
Civic Headquarters
Lagan Valley Island
BT27 4RL

Due to current public health restrictions, it will not be possible in the interim to inspect hard copies of these documents at council cffices, however the council will facilitate a request for receipt of any of the above documents in hard copy form. Visits to the council cffices may be subject to change at short notice by direction of the Northern Ireland Executive and in accordance with the provisions of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI.  The council’s website will therefore be updated as necessary.

Please contact the Planning Unit at Lagan Valley Island either by telephone 028 9244 7300 or emailing the LDP team at the above email address.

You should note that there is no opportunity to make any further representations to the draft Plan Strategy at this stage and only comments on the proposed focussed changes will be considered.