Draft Local Development Plan opens for public consultation

26th October 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has published the Local Development Plan 2030 draft Plan Strategy for the District.

The Local Development Plan will help to shape the District’s future development and growth and will set out the framework for future planning and sustainable development of the Fermanagh and Omagh District until 2030.

In developing the draft Plan Strategy, account has been taken of the characteristics of the Fermanagh and Omagh District and the views of residents, consultees and Council Members.

The draft Plan Strategy, along with a number of supporting documents, is now open for public consultation for a period of eight weeks until 12 noon on Friday 21 December 2018.

Launching the Local Development Plan draft Plan Strategy, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:

“The Local Development Plan aims to meet the needs of all the people of the district by creating sustainable communities through housing, job creation, enterprise promotion, tourism support, provision of services and community facilities within the context of a healthy, well planned natural and built environment.

The eight-week consultation provides everyone with the opportunity to shape the future of the District and we encourage people to respond.”

The consultation provides people with the opportunity to tell Fermanagh and Omagh District Council what it thinks of the draft Plan Strategy, based on the tests of ‘soundness’.

This includes feeding back on whether the draft Plan Strategy:

  • has been prepared properly following relevant legislative procedures;
  • has taken account of regional policy and guidance and the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan; and
  • is based on a strong evidence base, provides for implementation and monitoring and is flexible to adapt to changing circumstances.

The draft Plan Strategy and supporting documents are available to view on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s website, fermanaghomagh.com, and at the Council offices in Omagh at the Grange and Connect Centre at 16 High Street and at the Townhall in Enniskillen.

Representation forms are also available online and at all three Council offices.

A series of drop in sessions and public meetings on the draft Plan Strategy will take place across the District during the consultation period, starting on 6 November 2018. Everyone welcome.

These include:

Drop-In Sessions

Date

Venue

Call in any time between:

Tuesday

6 November 2018

 Strule Arts, Omagh

 12noon – 4pm

Wednesday

7 November 2018

Aughakillymaude, Community & Mummers, Derrylin

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Thursday

8 November 2018

Derrygonnelly, Community Centre

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Tuesday

13 November 2018

Belcoo, Community Centre

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Wednesday

14 November 2018

 Bawnacre, Irvinestown

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Thursday

15 November 2018

Dromore Leisure Complex

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Tuesday

20 November 2018

Townhall, Committee Room, Enniskillen

 12noon – 4pm

Thursday

22 November 2018

 Belleek Community Centre

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Thursday

29 November 2018

Owenkillew Centre, Gortin

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Tuesday

4 December 2018

Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Wednesday

5 December 2018

Milestone Centre, Carrickmore                

10am – 12noon

2pm – 4pm

Public Meetings

Tuesday

6 November 2018

 Tara Centre, Omagh

 5:30pm – 7pm

Tuesday

13 November 2018

Belcoo, Community Centre

 5:30pm – 7pm

Tuesday

20 November 2018

Townhall, Committee Room 1c, Enniskillen

 5:30pm – 7pm

Thursday

 29 November 2018

Owenkillew Centre, Gortin

 5:30pm – 7pm

Tuesday

4 December 2018

Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea

 5:30pm – 7pm

All comments should be received no later than 12 noon on Friday 21 December 2018. Representations received after this time will not be considered.

For further information or enquiries please visit fermanaghomagh.com, telephone the Council’s Planning Department on 0300 303 1777, textphone 028 8225 6216 or email developmentplan@fermanaghomagh.com.