The Derry City and Strabane District Council Preferred Options Paper (POP) was published on 31st May 2017 and is open to consultation for a twelve week period until 5pm on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
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. (Download link below)
The new LDP will guide land-use development and set out policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of our settlements and countryside across our District. Crucially, it will deliver the outcomes in the Strategic Growth Plan. Once the LDP is adopted, its Planning policies, zonings and development proposals will be used to determine planning applications across our District.
Consultation responses will be considered by the Local Development Plan (LDP) team and a report prepared to summarise responses received.
The Council provide a small question and answer section online to discuss the topics covered in the POP, however if you wish to gather some professional advice, MKA planning would be happy to assist you or to submit a letter to the Council on your behalf.
All new planning applications will be required to be in conformity with the local development plan. Therefore, anyone considering development in this area should now fully consider the Plan’s policies and proposals.
If you are interested in obtaining professional advice or having a submission made on your behalf please contact Matt or one of the MKA Team at 028 71311551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.