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Northern Area Plan 2016: Closure of Consultation Period on the Draft Plan

Published on Wed, 11 May 2005
The Northern Area Plan 2016 is the development plan for the four Council Areas of Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady and Moyle.
This consultation ended on Wed, 6 Jul 2005 at 5:00pm

Late objections cannot be accepted
The Northern Area Plan 2016 is the development plan for the four Council Areas of Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady and Moyle, being prepared under the provisions of Part 111 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991, by Planning Service, an Agency of the Department of the Environment. The purpose of the Plan is to guide development in the period up to the year 2016. The Plan is intended to be in general conformity with the Regional Development Strategy as required by the Planning (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.
In March 2001 the Department published its intention to prepare the Northern Area Plan. The four Councils were notified and preliminary comments were invited from the public.
Following discussions with the four Councils, consideration of the initial comments received, and consultation with a wide range of public bodies, the Department published an Issues Paper on 30th April 2002. This document identified relevant matters of strategic and local interest at that time to which the Northern Area Plan would seek to respond.
In May 2002 Planning Service consulted the four Councils with regard to the matters raised by the Issues Paper. In addition to comments made by members during the meetings, detailed and helpful written corporate submissions were subsequently received from all four Councils.
The Department has now published the Northern Area Plan 2016 Draft Plan. This consists of a Written Statement and related Maps. The Plan comprises two volumes:-

Volume 1

Part 1: Introduction

Sets out the background to the preparation of the Draft Plan

Part 2: Strategic Plan Framework

Strategic Plan Framework. This provides the overarching Plan framework, comprising allocations, designations, policies and proposals relating to the Plan Area as a whole. These complement, and with reference to, the Regional Policy Context

Part 3: Strategic Countryside and the Coast

Countryside and the Coast. This sets out designations and policies relating to the Plan Area as a whole and outside of Settlement Development Limits. Many of these designations transcend Council area boundaries.

Volume 2

  • Part 4: Ballymoney Borough
  • Part 5: Coleraine Borough
  • Part 6: Limavady Borough
  • Part 7: Moyle District
Parts 4-7 translate the broad policies and proposals of Part 2 into site specific designations, policies, proposals and zonings for the individual Council areas included in the Plan Area.

Maps accompanying the Draft Plan

Overview Map

This map shows the coverage of strategic Plan designations and proposals throughout the Plan Area.

District/Borough Maps

These maps illustrate Draft Plan designations, zoning and proposals within each District or Borough along with other existing designations and landuses which are shown for information only. Any use of a symbol for illustration is crossreferenced to a detailed map within the Settlement or Countryside sections of the map booklet. Plan Proposals are not shown within Settlement Development Limits on these maps.

Settlement Maps

Each Settlement Map illustrates Plan designations, zonings and proposals within the Settlement Development Limit and within the extent of the map frame. Existing designations and land uses may be shown for information only. Where a Plan Proposal cannot be viewed in its entirety the reader is directed to a Clarification Map.

Environmental Designations District/Borough Maps

These maps illustrate by use of symbols the location of existing and proposed environmental designations within the Plan Area. The boundaries of these are contained within the Countryside sections of the map booklet.

Clarification Maps

Where a Plan Proposal is difficult to distinguish by virtue of scale or overlapping a Clarification Map is provided to assist the reader, either as an Inset Map or as a separate Clarification Map. Clarification Maps, where provided, prevail in matters of Plan designations, zonings and proposals.

Appendix Maps

These maps show the boundaries of Country Parks and those Historic Parks, Gardens and Demesnes that will appear as supplementary entries in a register of parks, gardens and demesnes of special historic interest in Northern Ireland as being prepared by the Department’s Environment and Heritage Service.
All maps are reproduced by permission of the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Crown Copyright Reserved 2005.
The Plan should be read as a whole. It is necessary to refer to both Volumes 1 and 2 to understand the totality of the Plan proposals for each Council area, or when considering development proposals.

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