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Local Development Plan (LDP) is submitted to DFI

31 May 2022

The draft Plan Strategy for the Local Development Plan (LDP 2032) for Derry City and Strabane District Council has been submitted to the Department for Infrastructure, as a key stage towards the Independent Examination process.

Council's Local Development Plan Team submitted the LDP draft Plan Strategy (dPS) along with the supporting documents to the Department on 20th May 2022, following several periods of public consultation. There is no opportunity to make further representations at this stage.

Council's LDP draft Plan Strategy was first published in December 2019, followed by two periods of public consultation and a further consultation on Proposed Changes to the strategy in 2021. The submission of the LDP dPS to DFI, in accordance with Regulation 21 of the Planning (LDP) Regulations 2015, is the next step towards an Independent Examination (IE) and then the formal adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy.

Council's Head of Planning, Maura Fox, said she was pleased to reach another significant milestone in the LDP process. "The LDP draft Plan Strategy sets out the Council's vision, objectives and strategic Planning policies in relation to the development and use of land in the City and District until 2032. It will provide the framework for all future Planning decisions, in line with the aims and objectives for the responsible growth and development of the City and District set out in the Strategic Growth Plan for the Council area.

"Extensive work has gone into the strategy to date so I'm pleased to reach this milestone and to see this important strategic plan progress to the next stage towards adoption."

All LDP Submission documents can be viewed online at www.derrystrabane.com/ldp   and are also available for inspection during normal office opening hours, by appointment only due to COVID 19 restrictions, at the Council's two main offices in Derry and Strabane. 

Anyone interested in viewing a hard copy of the LDP Submission documents, can write to Council's Planning team or submit an email to [email protected] or telephone the LDP Team during normal office hours on 028 7125 3253. 

Arrangements will be made for an appointment or for alternative arrangements to be made. Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting the offices. The documents are also available in alternative formats upon request.