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Local Development Plan Draft Plan Strategy – Proposed Changes Consultation

As a result of the public consultation exercise for the LDP Draft Plan Strategy, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has considered all representations and is now proposing a number of changes to the Draft Plan Strategy in response to the consultation process. These changes will be subject to a formal 8-week public consultation from Thursday 16 July 2020 to Friday 11 September 2020

The Schedule is accompanied by Addendums to the Sustainability Appraisal, the Habitats Regulation Assessment, Rural Needs Impact Assessment and Equality Impact Screening Report.

In preparing these proposed changes, account has been taken of Development Plan Practice Note 10 – Submitting Development Plan Documents for Independent Examination (December 2019) https://bit.ly/3eY6z1g

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Schedule of Proposed Changes and all supporting assessments can be inspected by appointment only between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00pm and 2.00pm and 4.00pm from Wednesday 15 July 2020 at the Connect Centres: Strule House, 16 High Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1BQ and County Buildings, 15 East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7BW.

Telephone 0300 303 1777 for an appointment. Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting these offices.

Comments made should only address and relate to the soundness of the proposed changes as this consultation is not an opportunity to add to the previous representations or to make new comments on parts of the original Draft Plan Strategy as such comments will be disregarded. Further information on ‘soundness’ and the soundness tests can be found in revised DPPN 06 available at https://bit.ly/2D1dbhf

Comments

Comments on the Proposed Changes can be submitted in writing by either:

• Email to developmentplan@fermanaghomagh.com or:

• Posting to:

Local Development Plan
Strule House
16 High Street
Omagh
Co Tyrone
BT78 1BQ

Please ensure that you include your full contact details on any correspondence with us. This includes name, postal address, telephone number and email address (where available).

This is to ensure that:

• The independent examiner can contact you as part of the examination process to, if necessary, clarify the responses you have made or to invite you to participate in the examination; and
• We can notify you about the progress of the Plan Strategy following this consultation.
If an Agent is being used, only his or her contact details are needed if they are submitting the comments on your behalf.

 

The deadline for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 11 September 2020. Comments received after this deadline will not be accepted.

It should be noted that comments received cannot be treated as confidential. All comments will be made available for public inspection and placed on the Council’s website. However, all personal contact details (personal telephone numbers, email addresses, signatures and sensitive personal data) will remain confidential. A copy of comments will be supplied to the Department for Infrastructure and the Planning Appeals Commission as part of the Independent Examination process. Further details are available in the Council’s privacy notice: www.fermanaghomagh.com/your-council/privacy-statement/

Next Steps

As soon as reasonably practicable after the expiry date of the consultation period, the Council will submit the draft Plan Strategy and all associated documents to the Department for Infrastructure, for Independent Examination (IE). All documents submitted to the Department, including those comments received to the proposed changes, will also be made available for inspection.

Further information