Local Development Plan

Survey to understand areas’ needs

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have recently commissioned Nexus Planning to undertake a Retail and Leisure Study to inform the preparation of their Local Development Plan.

To kick off the process, a telephone survey, involving around 800 residents in and around Mid and East Antrim Borough, will be conducted by NEMS Market Research.  The information provided will help give the councils a better understanding of how and where people like to shop and spend their leisure time.

The survey should take approximately eight minutes to complete.  Most approaches will be made outside normal working hours in order to make sure working households can take part.

The results of the survey will help to inform evidence for the Retail and Leisure Study which will form part of the wider planning policy evidence base in regard to future retail needs across the authorities.

Residents can be assured that all information gained from the questions will remain confidential.  Information from the survey will be handled according to the eight Data Protection principles of good information handling practice, as required by the Data Protection Register.

We would welcome people taking part in the survey and would greatly appreciate all responses however anyone who may be contacted is under no obligation to take part.

If you would like to know more about the study you can contact us at:

E: Briege.McIlhatton@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

T: 028 256 33221