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Local Development Plan Revised Timetable released

30 July 2019

Derry City and Strabane District Council has formally revised the Timetable for the production of the Derry City and Strabane District Local Development Plan (LDP) 2032.

The new Timetable clearly sets out when the Council expects to reach key stages of the process, from the initial stages of the Preferred Options Paper (May 2017) through to the preparation and adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy and the subsequent LDP Local Policies Plan. The next key stage will be the publication of the LDP draft Plan Strategy (dPS) in Autumn 2019. 

The LDP, once complete, will replace both the Strabane Area Plan 2001 and the Derry Area Plan 2011.

The purpose of the LDP is to inform the general public, statutory authorities, developers and other interested parties of the policy framework and land use proposals that will guide development decisions within the District up to 2032. It will also provide certainty for those wishing to make investment decisions within the District.

The Council has also made the commitment to keep under review the timetable for the preparation and adoption of the LDP.

Welcoming the release of the revised timetable, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Michaela Boyle said the Local Development Plan is hugely important in shaping the future of Derry and Strabane.

She said: “The LDP is a key policy document that will inform the general public, statutory authorities, developers and other interested bodies of the policy framework and land use proposals that will guide development decisions within this District to 2032. I know many people have engaged with the LDP preparation process and I look forward to the publication of the draft Plan Strategy later in the year.  I welcome the revised Timetable which will soon deliver the next key stage of the LDP which will strategically plan for the future sustainable development of this District in line with our ambitious proposals as set out in the Strategic Growth Plan – Our Community Plan.”

Copies of the report are available for viewing at the Council offices in Derry (Strand Rd) and Strabane (Derry Rd) during normal office hours. Copies can also be viewed at the Council’s Leisure Centres across the District. Documents are also available on the LDP section of the Council websitewww.derrystrabane.com/sci