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Preferred Options Paper

Our period of public consultation has now ended. This consultation ran from 18 January 2017 to 12 April 2017. Thank you to everyone who responded. All responses will now be carefully considered.

POP-Cover-Jan-2017.jpegThe POP was the first formal stage in the preparation our new Local Development Plan for the Borough and designed to promote debate in relation to key strategic planning issues arising in the Plan area.  The POP sets out a range of options in relation to how and where development should be located within our Borough. It includes options for our settlements, our centres, employment and housing locations, as well as a number of other key planning issues.

The POP was published along with a number of other key documents which are also subject to public consultation. These documents have been prepared alongside the POP and include a Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report  incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment' and an ‘Equality Screening Assessment Interim Progress Report’.

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There were also a number of background papers published for public information, including evidence papers and the Annual Housing Monitor 2015.

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Should you require a copy of the POP in an alternative format, it can be made available on request in large print, audio format, DAISY, or Braille.  It may also be made available in minority languages to meet the needs of those for whom English is not their first language.


By email to:

[email protected]

By post to:

Forward Planning Team,

Planning Section,

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council,

Mossley Mill,

Carnmoney Road North,


BT36 5QA

By phone:

Text phone:  

0300 123 6677

18001 0289034 0000