A Yellow Weather Warning for snow and ice is in place for Northern Ireland until midday on Monday 11 December 2017 and the Ice warning continuing until 11:00 on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

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If you require advice on Gritting or dealing with Snow or Ice please visit the NI Direct website.

Local Development Plan

Local Development Plan

Image of from the cover page of the Local Development Plan's Timetable

We are currently producing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) that will shape the growth and development of the Borough up to 2030.

The LDP will:

  • Identify how and where our settlements will grow and the anticipated amount of growth over the plan period;
  • Bring forward growth strategies for various types of development including housing, economic development, retail, leisure and renewable energy;
  • Provide for balanced development in the countryside, meeting the needs of rural communities, while safeguarding rural amenity and character;
  • Protect, and wherever possible enhance areas and assets that are enjoyed by our citizens and visitors.  These include areas of significant Landscape Character, our Biodiversity Plan and our historic environment and archaeology.