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Preferred Options Paper (POP)


The Preferred Options Paper (POP) was published on 31st May 2017. LDP POP Consultations are now being considered by the Local Development Plan (LDP) team and a report is being prepared to summarise responses received following the end of the 12 week consultation period, which closed on 22nd August 2017.

Council will consider representations and the issues raised as we move to prepare the next stage of the LDP process, the draft Plan Strategy. The draft Plan Strategy will be based on both the information the Council has gathered to date as part of its LDP Baseline Evidence and also the public and stakeholders’ responses to the POP. 

Prior to the publication of the draft Plan Strategy, we will produce a representations report for Council Members and for publication. It will summarise all responses received during the POP consultation and how they have been ‘taken account of’ in the LDP. The draft LDP Plan Strategy will then be produced, during 2018, for further public consultation. 

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Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Publication of LDP Preferred Options Paper

In accordance with Regulation 10 of the Planning (Local  Development Plan Regulations) (NI) 2015, Derry City and Strabane District Council hereby commences consultation on the Preferred Options Paper for the Local Development Plan 2032 (LDP).

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Preferred Options Paper (POP)

The Preferred Options Paper (POP) is the first formal consultation stage in the preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) for Derry City and Strabane District and sets out the Council’s initial proposals and policy direction. The POP provides the basis for consulting with the public and stakeholders on a series of options for dealing with key issues in the Plan area.
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Preferred Options Paper Summary

A summary document outlining the POP’s key issues.
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Preferred Options Paper Leaflet

Outlines the purpose of the POP and how the public can respond.
Find out more about the Preferred Options Paper (POP)

Sustainability Appraisal

The purpose of SA is to promote sustainable development through the integration of social, environmental and economic considerations into the preparation plans and programmes such as local development plans.

Sustainability Appraisal (Incorporating Strategic Environment Assessment) – Scoping Report

The Scoping Report is the preparation of the evidence base to inform the appraisal, establishing the SA framework / objectives for undertaking the appraisal and seeking agreement with Consultation Body.
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Sustainability Appraisal (Incorporating Strategic Environment Assessment) – Interim Report

The SA Scoping Report is the assessment of reasonable alternatives against agreed SA framework.
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Rural Proofing

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Baseline Evidence

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