In accordance with Regulation 22 of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council hereby gives notice that the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) will commence the Independent Examination (IE) hearing sessions in relation to the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Local Development Plan draft Plan Strategy 2032.

Commissioner de-Courcey has been assigned to perform the IE which will commence at 10.30am on Monday 28th March 2022.

These sessions will be conducted remotely in accordance with the PAC COVID-19 remote hearing protocol V4 dated January 2022. Details of the matters to be heard and how each session will be conducted are available on the PAC website at

The draft Plan Strategy and supporting documentation are available in the Documents Library

In addition, the Council will publish documents relevant to the IE process for viewing from the links provided below.

6th July 2021 Letter from DfI causing Independent Examination 

9th July 2021 Letter from PAC confirming Independent Examination

11th October 2021 Letter from PAC appointing Commissioner to Independent Examination