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Public consultation on site specific policy representations

Mid Ulster District Council is publishing the representations received during the statutory public consultation and re-consultation periods for the Mid Ulster District Council Local Development Plan 2030 – Draft Plan Strategy. 

The consultation period for any counter representations to be made will commence on Thursday 22nd October 2020 and end at 5pm on Friday 18th December 2020. 

Availability of Representations

The representations will be available for inspection during the hours 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday by appointment from Wednesday 21st October 2020 at the three principal council offices at: 

  • Burn Road, Cookstown, BT80 8DT
  • Circular Road, Dungannon, BT71 6DT 
  • Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6EN

Please telephone 03000 132 132 for an appointment. Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting these offices.

The representations received during the consultation and re-consultation periods to the Draft Plan Strategy, will also be available to view here from Wednesday 21st October 2020.

How to Respond

In accordance with Regulation 18 of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, any person may make representations about a site specific policy representation (referred to as counter representations). 

Counter representations must not propose any changes to the development plan document. Any counter representation should clearly state the reference number of the representation to which it relates. 

Please use the Counter Representation Form to submit your site specific policy representation. Guidance on what constitutes a counter representation is available in the Information Leaflet.

Counter representations can be made during the period Thursday 22nd October to 5pm Friday 18th December 2020 in writing to the following address:

Development Plan Team
Planning Department
Mid Ulster District Council
50 Ballyronan Road
BT45 6EN

Or by email to: 

Please be reminded that as the Council has undergone a re-consultation exercise on the Draft Plan Strategy, then if you previously made a counter representation during the original counter representation period from 14th June 2019 to 9th August 2019, you are advised to examine the representations now being made available.

Please be aware that the name and address on your counter representation will be published on our website when the counter representations are made available for public inspection. Personal data such as signatures, telephone numbers and personal email addresses will be redacted when they are published on our website.

When counter representations are made available for inspection, they will also be available in hard copy at each of our three principal offices.

All counter representations must be received between the period Thursday 22nd October 2020 and no later than 5pm and no later than Friday 18th December 2020.

Previous Counter Representations - received during the 2019 counter representation period

Any previous Counter Representation(s) received during the original counter representation period (14th June 2019 to 9th August 2019) will be retained and considered, provided the Original Representation to which it refers (received during the consultation on the Draft Plan Strategy - 22nd February 2019 to 19th April 2019) has not been withdrawn or superseded during this re-consultation.

If an Original Representation to which you submitted a counter representation in 2019, has subsequently been added to or updated as a result of the re-consultation on the Draft Plan Strategy, matters you have raised in your original Counter Representation may no longer be applicable.  

You may wish to update, supersede, add to or withdraw your original counter representation as you deem necessary. If applicable, confirmation of whether you wish to supersede or add to your Original Counter Representation should be provided on the Counter Representation form.  

We have included in Annex A below, a table of those representations made during the consultation on the Draft Plan Strategy in 2019 (i.e., Original Representations) and noted beside each representation whether the Original Representation has been retained, superseded, added to or withdrawn. You may find this helpful although you are strongly advised that you should still examine all of the Representations.

Annex A – Overview of Status of Original (2019) Representations to DPS.

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