Mid Ulster District Council is responsible for the preparation of a Local Development Plan for the District.
The purpose of the Council's Local Development Plan, comprising the Plan Strategy and Local Policies Plan, is to inform the general public, statutory authorities, developers and other interested bodies of the policy framework and land use proposals that will implement the strategic objectives of the Regional Development Strategy and guide development decisions within Mid Ulster District Council up to 2030.
This Plan Strategy is the first stage of a two stage Local Development Plan for the District. The Local Development Plan will also consist of the Local Policies Plan (LPP), which is the second stage of the plan making process.
Mid Ulster District Council published its Local Development Plan 2030 – Draft Plan Strategy on 22nd February 2019. The Draft Plan Strategy was subject to an 8-week consultation period followed by a counter representation period. Due to a procedural error, the Council re-consulted on its Draft Plan Strategy which closed at 5pm on 24th September 2020.
The next stage in the process is to make available the representations received during the statutory public consultation and re-consultation periods for the Mid Ulster Local Development Plan 2030 – Draft Plan Strategy to allow for public consultation on site specific policy representations (referred to as “counter representations”).
The representations are available for inspection from Wednesday 21st October 2020 online and in hard copy at each of the three principal offices in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt during the hours 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.
Telephone 03000 132 132 for an appointment. Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting these offices.
The Representations and Counter Representations
The consultation period for any counter representations to be made has now closed. In accordance with the requirements of Regulation 19 of The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, all site specific policy representations made to the Local Development Plan 2030 - Draft Plan Strategy are available to view on our counter representations page.