Local Development Plan – Submission of draft Plan Strategy for Independent Examination
THE PLANNING (LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2015
LISBURN & CASTLEREAGH CITY COUNCIL LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2032, DRAFT PLAN STRATEGY – SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS FOR INDEPENDENT EXAMINATION AND AVAILABILITY OF SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS
In accordance with Regulation 20 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Council has submitted its Local Development Plan 2032, draft Plan Strategy to the Department for Infrastructure on 22nd March 2021. The submission of documents to the Department for Infrastructure is the next step in the Independent Examination stage for the Local Development Plan.
In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Council has given notice and advertised this step informing of the availability of the submitted draft Plan Strategy and associated documents.
The list of documents submitted with the draft Plan Strategy is provided under the ‘Submission Documents Library’ and are also available for inspection at the Planning Unit, Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) by appointment only, so that the appropriate health and safety arrangements for COVID-19 can be properly managed.
Further Update July 2021
The Council, in response to queries raised by the Department for Infrastructure, has prepared and submitted a clarification document (SUBDOC-083) which is available to view in the LDP Submission Documents Library. A further public notice has been placed in the local press confirming submission of the clarification document.
Following receipt of this clarification, in accordance with Section 10(4)(a) of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 the Department for Infrastructure informed the Council by letter on the 6th July 2021 that it intended to write to the Planning Appeals Commission to cause an Independent Examination of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council draft Plan Strategy.
The correspondence from the Department and any subsequent matters, can be viewed under the Independent Examination section of the website. Documents relating to the Independent Examination are also available for inspection at the Planning Unit, Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL, during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) by appointment only, so that the appropriate health and safety arrangements for COVID-19 can be properly managed.
The updated list of documents submitted to the Department can be viewed on the Checklist of Submission Documents