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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Metropolitan Newtownabbey Retailing

District Centres

Designation MNY 27 District Centres
The following District Centres are designated as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey:-
MNY 27/01: Abbey Centre  
MNY 27/02: Northcott

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These District Centres play an important role in providing shoppers in Metropolitan Newtownabbey with convenience and choice. They co-exist with other centres and fulfil a complementary role. It is recognised that many of the district centres in the BMA are over-trading and are attracting trade away from the city and town centres. To help redress this imbalance in performance, boundaries are delineated for all district centres in the BMA including the Abbey Centre and Northcott District Centres to restrict growth.
Policy for the control of development within the designated Districts Centres is contained in Policy R5 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.

Local Centre

Designation MNY 28 Local Centre Glengormley
A Local Centre is designated at Glengormley as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
The existing traditional local shopping area provides shoppers in Glengormley with accessible convenience and non bulky comparison goods close to where they live. To strengthen the role of this local shopping area a boundary is delineated for the Local Centre to allow for expansion.
Policy for the control of development within the designated Local Centre is contained in Policy R6 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
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