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Background To Community Planning

Work to develop the new Mid Ulster Community Plan has been on-going since the summer of 2014 and has involved:

  • Learning from community planning policy and practice
  • Baseline and Statistical Analysis   
  • Community Engagement and Consultation
  • Plan Development

Learning From Policy & Practice

As part of the plan development, we analysed a number of other models across England, Scotland and Wales, and our main learning came from East Ayrshire, which has a similar demographic, economic base and community structure to Mid Ulster. 

Baseline & Statistical Analysis

A detailed statistics audit was undertaken followed by an independent analysis of the data by Oxford Economics.

The resulting Socio Economic Profile documents are available to view and download in the 'related documents' section opposite.

Community Engagement & Consultation

Far-reaching consultation took place between October and December 2014, underpinned by 13 different consultation events which attracted over 800 participants and three questionnaire-based surveys which gathered the views of almost 1,600 respondents; including over 700 young people.

The results of the consultation which were shared with our community planning partners and then again with the community, are available to view and download in the 'related documents' section opposite.

Consultation on the resulting Draft Community Plan opened on Monday 5th December 2017 for 9 weeks. Public sessions were held throughout the District, gathering feedback on the Draft Plan. This feedback was carefully considered and incorporated into the final Community Plan which was launched on the 2nd May 2017.