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Consultation – Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper

Consultation – Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has published its Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper. The Preferred Options Paper represents the Council’s formal commencement of work on the preparation of the Local Development Plan for the district.

The Preferred Options Paper is a consultation paper designed to stimulate debate and encourage feedback on key issues of strategic significance which are likely to influence the direction of the Council’s new Local Development Plan. The Preferred Options Paper outlines the vision and strategic objectives of the Plan along with a set of key issues and associated options for addressing them.

The Preferred Options Paper document can be viewed below and associated documents will be available for download from the Council website at The documents are also available to view during normal office hours at the Council’s offices in Monaghan Row, Newry and the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick.

The consultation period for the Preferred Options Paper will run for a period of 12 weeks from 1 June to 24 August 2018. All responses must be in writing and received by 5.00pm on the 24 August 2018. Responses can be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] or by post to LDP: Preferred Options Paper, Development Plan Team, Council Offices, Downshire Civic Centre, Downshire Estate, Ardglass Rd, Downpatrick BT30 6GQ.

Find out more about the Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper.

The Closing Date for receipt of comments is 5pm on Friday 24 August 2018.

Drop-in Sessions

The Council is keen to hear the views of its residents, businesses, community and voluntary groups on its Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper.  There will be a number of public drop-in sessions across the District, during the consultation period, where interested parties can call in to discuss the POP with planning officers. Details of these sessions are listed below:

You are welcome to attend one of the following Drop-in Sessions:

Tuesday 5 June Sean Hollywood Arts Centre 1.30pm-3.30pm


Wednesday 6 June Crossmaglen Community Centre

Newtownhamilton Community Centre



Tuesday 12 June Warrenpoint Town Hall

Hilltown Community Centre



Wednesday 13 June The Lodge, Castlewellan

Market House, Ballynahinch



Thursday 14 June Bridge Centre, Killyleagh

Rowallane Community Hub, Saintfield



Tuesday 19 June Kilmorey Arms Hotel

Newcastle Centre



Thursday 21 June Down Arts Centre 1.30pm-3.30pm


Event Details

Consultation – Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper takes place on June 1, 2018 until June 21, 2018.
It starts at 1:30pm and ends at 8:00pm.

Event Location

Crossmaglen Community Centre, O’Fiaich Square
Crossmaglen, BT35 9AA
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