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Lisburn Area Plan Adopted

Published on Wed, 4 Jul 2001
The DOE today announced the formal adoption of the Lisburn Area Plan 2001.
The Plan provides a broad land use and policy framework for the physical development of the greater part of the Lisburn Borough Council area. The Plan also includes the allocation of land to ensure housing development needs are met until such time as the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (BMAP) is in place.

Notes to Editors

  • The Draft Lisburn Area Plan was published in September 1997.
  • Over 300 objections were received to the draft plan proposals.
  • A Public Local Inquiry was held by the Planning Appeals Commission from September 1998 through to May 1999 to consider objections to the Draft Plan proposals.
  • Following consideration of the Planning Appeals Commission’s report, the Department accepted the Commission’s recommendations on the majority of objections.
  • The Plan has been formally adopted with effect from 4 July 2001.
  • The Plan will remain in effect until the completion of the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan, programmed for adoption in 2004/05.
For further information please contact Philip Maguire, DOE Press Office, Tel 028 9054 0013.
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