Public Consultation on site specific policy representations (counter representations) – Re-notification

*This Consultation has now Closed*

The Council recently identified an inadvertent error in the notification procedures for the original consultation on counter representations to its Draft Plan Strategy which ran from 14th February to 11th April 2019. To ensure that the Council has fully complied with the legal requirements of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, it is necessary to rerun the consultation period in full.

Hence, the new 8-week period for the submission of counter representations will run from Thursday 2nd May to Thursday 27th June 2019.

The purpose of a counter representation is to provide an opportunity to respond to site specific policy representations submitted to the draft Plan Strategy under Reg 15 and 16 of the LDP Regulations. “Site specific policy” means a policy in a development plan document which identifies a site for a particular use or development. “Site specific policy” representation means any representation which seeks to change a development plan by –

· adding a site specific policy to the development plan document: or

· altering or deleting any site specific policy in the development plan document.

Any person may make a counter representation in relation to a site specific policy representation and should indicate the reasons for doing so in terms of soundness and sustainability of the draft Plan Strategy. However, a counter representation must not propose any further changes to the draft Plan Strategy. You must clearly state the Reference of the submission to which your counter representation relates.

Counter Representations can be submitted by email to or in writing to the address below:

The Local Development Plan Team

Planning Department

Strule House

16 High Street


BT78 1BQ

Copies of the counter representations form along with guidance on what constitutes a counter representation can be obtained from the same sources.

The 8 week public consultation period will end at 5.00pm on Thursday 27th June 2019. Representations received after this time will not be accepted.