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Revised Local Development Plan Timetable and SCI published by Council

31 May 2018

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Department has revised their Timetable for the production of the Derry City and Strabane District Local Development Plan (LDP) 2032.

The LDP is the spatial representation of the Strategic Growth Plan for the City and District and, 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 all development decisions within the District up to 2032. It will also provide certainty for those wishing to make investment decisions within the District. The new Timetable clearly sets out when Council expects to reach key stages of the process, from the initial stages of the Preferred Options Paper, through to the preparation and adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy and the subsequent LDP Local Policies Plan.

The Council will now regularly review the timeline for the preparation and adoption of its LDP. Also revised is the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which describes how and when the Council will involve the community in all aspects of the Planning process including the consideration of Planning Applications and in Planning Enforcement as well as engaging in the LDP process.

Director of Environment and Regeneration with the Council, Karen Phillips, encouraged people to check out the new Timetable, and the new overview version of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

“The LDP is a vitally important strategy for the future of Derry and Strabane. We want to ensure that the process of its development is well documented and that as many people as possible are engaged in the process.

“The SCI will make this more accessible and hopefully encourage more local people to give their feedback on both the LDP process and on planning applications which will shape Derry and Strabane for the future.”

Copies of the above documents can be viewed online on the Council’s website, as well as at the Council offices at Strand Rd in Derry, and Derry Road, Strabane during normal office hours. Copies can also be inspected at the Council’s Leisure Centres across the District. For more information see www.derrystrabane.com/sci