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Larne Area Plan 2010

The Larne Area Plan 2010 is a development plan prepared by the Department of Environment, Town and Country Planning Service, under the provisions of Part III of the Planning (NI) Order 1991.
It supersedes the provisions relating to the Larne Borough in the East Antrim Area Plan (1975-1995) and the Larne Rural Area Subject Plan. The East Antrim Area Plan was adopted by the Department in 1979 and provided the planning framework for both the Larne and Carrickfergus Borough Council Areas. Separate Area Plans have now been prepared for Larne and Carrickfergus Boroughs.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, notice was given to Larne Borough Council on 4 November 1993 that the Department intended to prepare a new development plan for Larne Borough. A Notice of Intention to prepare the plan was also published in the local press on 8 November 1993 and comments were invited from the public. Consultations were carried out with the Larne Borough Council, community groups, Government Departments and Agencies, Statutory Undertakers and other appropriate bodies.
In April 1995 the Department published the Larne Area Plan Preliminary Proposals for public consultation. The Department considered all comments received and in light of these published the Draft Larne Area Plan in January 1996. Following the receipt of objections to the Draft Plan the Department requested the Planning Appeals Commission Opens link in a new browser window to convene a Public Inquiry. The Public Inquiry was held in September/November 1996 and the Planning Appeals Commission subsequently reported to the Department on their consideration of the objections. The Department has now considered the recommendations contained in the P.A.C. report and as appropriate has revised the written statement and maps of the Plan. This document incorporates all these amendments and replaces all previous versions of the Larne Area Plan 2010. Full details of the Department's response to the P.A.C. recommendations are set out in the Larne Area Plan, Departmental Statement.
The Larne Area Plan was adopted by the Department in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, in March 1998.
This document comprises the written statement of the Larne Area Plan which together with accompanying Maps sets out policies and proposals to guide development in the Larne Borough Council Area up to the year 2010.
In the event of a contradiction between the Written Statement and a map, the provisions of the Written Statement will prevail.
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