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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Revised Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Department hereby gives notice that it has prepared a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Draft Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 in accordance with European Directive 2001/42/EC 'on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment', and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004.
An SEA of the Draft Plan was carried was carried out in September 2003 and published as a Technical Supplement (Volume 4) in May 2004. As the Draft Plan is unlikely to be formally adopted before 22 July 2006, the Planning Service has prepared a revised SEA to ensure compliance with the Directive and Regulations. This SEA supersedes the SEA originally published with the Draft Plan in April 2004.

Draft Plan Documentation

To inspect a copy of the SEA document or make enquires regarding purchase (£5 per copy), please contact:
Peter Hamill
Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
The Planning Service
County Hall
182 Galgorm Road
Ballymena
BT42 1QF
Tel. 028 2566 2133
Anyone wishing to express an opinion regarding the SEA of the Draft Plan should do so in writing to the Magherafelt Area Plan at the address given above, by fax to 028 2566 2127, or by e-mail to ballymena.planning@doeni.gov.uk
These expressions of opinion must be received no later than 5.00pm on 5 July 2005. Late submissions cannot be considered.

Publication of Draft Plan Revision And Public Exhibition

The Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 is a development plan being prepared under the provisions of Part III of the Planning (NI) Order 1991. Following the publication of the Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 Draft Plan in April 2004, the Department invited representations and objections over a 6 week period ending on 9 June 2004.
In order to address a number of errors published in the Draft Plan, the Department intends to revise the following Plan Proposals:
A Draft Plan Revision will be published on 10 May 2005, consisting of the following:
  • A Revision Statement;
  • Map No 1 (Revised) – Countryside; and
  • Map No 76 (Revised) – Carntogher Dispersed Rural Community.
The revised maps will supersede the respective original maps published in April 2004.

Sites of Local Nature Conservation Importance and Areas of Constraint on Mineral Developments

The Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 is a development plan being prepared under the provisions of Part III of the Planning (NI) Order 1991. Following the publication of the Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 Draft Plan in April 2004, the Department invited representations and objections over a 6 week period ending on 9 June 2004.
It has come to light that a number of individual maps relating to Sites of Local Nature Conservation Importance and Area of Constraint on Mineral Developments shown on Map No. 1 – Countryside in the Draft Plan were inadvertently omitted from Part 3 of the Plan.
These Maps are numbered 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 38 and 39 and relate to Sites of Local Nature Conservation Importance and Area of Constraint on Mineral Developments at Derrynoyd Bridge,Derrynoyd Wood, Drumard Water, Drumbally Hill, Drumlamph Road, Drumlamph Wood, Fallylea and Glenviggan Bog.
Copies of these maps can be viewed online from the Magherafelt Area Plan 2015 Map Library and are available on request from the Divisional Planning Office using the above address.
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