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Love Living Here

19 January 2017

(L-R) Chair of Planning Committee, Alderman Fraser Agnew; Principal Planning Officer, Sharon Mossman; Chief Executive of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mrs Jacqui Dixon; Head of Planning, John Linden; Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott; Director of Community Planning, Majella McAllister

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council yesterday invited residents and interested parties to be part of shaping how we live and work in the Borough.

The Preferred Options Paper will help the Council to prepare the new Local Development Plan.  It is designed to promote debate on the important issues which will influence future development in the Borough.

Love Living Here contains the draft outcomes and indicators for the Community Plan.  It is designed to provide a framework for informing how services are delivered across the Borough. 

Together the Local Development and Community Plan will shape and drive the development of infrastructure and services for the benefit of our citizens.  Speaking at the launch event, the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott said: “We need residents, business owners and service providers to help shape the future of this Borough.  It is really important that the people who live and work here, comment on these documents and are part of informing how they develop.” 

The Mayor continued: “Both of these plans will be long term and ambitious.  They will set out how we can continue to improve quality of life for our citizens through considered development and a focus on wellbeing.  They present an opportunity to shape Antrim and Newtownabbey between now and 2030 so that we truly do Love Living Here.”

Both the Preferred Options Paper and Draft Community Plan are now available for public comment.  Full details of the Local Development Plan and Community Plan, the dates of public engagement events and the documents published today are available on the Council’s website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

A new tool being used for consultation and engagement on both the Preferred Options Paper and the Draft Community Plan is the Council’s new corporate Facebook page.  This can be found by searching Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough on Facebook or by visiting www.facebook.com/anborough

Alternatively, for further information or to have your say in shaping the future of the Borough please contact the Planning Section via 0300 123 6677