Policies and Documents

Consultations

Recently Added Consultations

  • Harryville/Wakehurst Community Garden

    Status: open Closing Date: Friday 30 March 2018

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is calling on the people of Harryville and Ballymena to be part of a 12-week consultation period following the completion of draft concept plans for a new community growing space in the heart of Harryville.

    In line with its commitment to build stronger, safe and healthy communities, it is Council's intention to invest in developing a community garden in the Harryville area.

    The Council has been consulting with a number of local people for the last 12 months in order to develop a draft concept plan for the community garden.

    The Council now wishes to undertake a further 12-week consultation process in order to ensure that the masterplan is reflective of how interested parties wish to see the community garden taken forward.

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is committed to the continual improvement of its parks and open spaces, to creating opportunities for health and wellbeing, and to increasing social, environmental and economic benefits for our residents in the Borough.

    The Council is keen to ensure that our ideas for the site are representative of the needs of the residents in this area. Residents are therefore urged to get involved in the consultation process. 

    Complete the Survey online

    The survey will be live for 12 weeks from 8 January 2018.

  • Brown’s Bay Development Plan

    Status: open Closing Date: Friday 30 March 2018

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is calling on the people of Browns Bay and Islandmagee, as well as those who enjoy spending their leisure time in the area, to make their voices heard.

    In line with its commitment to build stronger, safe and healthy communities, it is Council's intention to invest in redeveloping and improving the caravan park and surrounding area at Browns Bay.

    Council has been consulting with local people in recent months in order to develop a draft masterplan for the area.

    Having received written feedback from many locals and taken on board the thoughts and feelings of many from the area at engagement events, the Council is now undertaking a further 12-week consultation process in order to ensure that the draft masterplan is reflective of how interested parties wish to see the site redeveloped.

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is committed to the continual improvement of the Borough’s infrastructure, to creating opportunities for health and wellbeing, and to increasing social, environmental and economic benefits for our residents in the Borough.

    As part of the community planning process, Council is keen to ensure that our ideas for the site are representative of the needs of the residents in this area.

    Residents are therefore urged to get involved in the consultation process by completing a short survey online using the following link:

    Complete the Survey online

    The survey will be live for 12 weeks from 8 January 2018.

    Should you require any further information or hard copies of this survey please contact: E: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or T: 028 9335 8279.

  • Carnfunnock Country Park Masterplan

    Status: open Closing Date: Friday 6 April 2018

    Council wants to hear the views of both local citizens and visitors to Carnfunnock Country Park as part of revitalisation plans.

    The survey is part of an eight week consultation taking place to help feed into a draft masterplan for the park to invest, redevelop and improve services.

    Carnfunnock Country Park plays a vital part in the Borough’s tourism offerings and the improvements aim to make it a high performing and compelling destination.

    The public are invited to attend a drop-in session to view draft plans for the area on Tuesday 27 February at Ballygally Community Hall from 5.15pm to 8pm.

    As part of the community planning process council is keen to ensure that the ideas for the park are representative of the needs of the residents in the area.

    Residents are therefore urged to get involved in the consultation process by completing the short survey:

    Carnfunnock Masterplan

    The survey will be live for eight weeks from 12 February 2018.

  • Draft Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan 2018-2019

    Status: open Closing Date: Friday 9 February 2018

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is now undertaking a consultation on our draft Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan.

    Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act) requires public authorities, in carrying out their functions relating to Northern Ireland, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations across a range of categories outlined in the Act.

    Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), Council is required, when carrying out our functions, to have due regard to the need to:

    • promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and
    • encourage participation by disabled people in public life.

    These are collectively referred to as the ‘disability duties’.

    The draft Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan outlines our commitments to fulfil our equality and disability duties.

    If you would prefer a hard copy of the document or should you require the document in an alternative format, please contact:

    Policy Team
    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
    The Braid
    1-29 Bridge Street
    Ballymena
    BT43 5EJ

    T: 0300 124 5000
    E: policy@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

    We would welcome your feedback and views on our action plans and comments can be forwarded by letter, email or telephone using the contact details above. If you would prefer to discuss the draft document in person, a meeting can be arranged.

    We would particularly like it if you could answer the following questions:

    Are the actions identified the right ones?

    If yes, why?

    If not, why?  What should Council include?

    The consultation period will close at 5pm on Friday 9 February 2017.

  • Ballymena and District First World War Memorial Missing Names Project

    Status: open Closing Date: Friday 10 November 2017

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are looking to the public to come forward to help complete their Missing Names Project.

    In 2013 it was realised that some local soldiers, who died in The Great War, are not honoured on the War Memorial.  After extensive research professional researchers, History Hub Ulster, have uncovered 172 additional names.  Verified names will be added to the Memorial by November 2018.

    There are two ways that you can help us.

    Online:

    You can view the existing list of the Fallen and the criteria required on History Hub Ulster's website.

    Should you consider that your relative is missing from this list please complete the online form.

    In person:

    You are welcome to call into one of our drop-in sessions.  A list of the set criteria and access to the Fallen database will be available to browse.

    Drop-in Dates:
    Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 October in The Braid, Bridge Street, Ballymena from 10am to 1pm.

    The consultation runs from 25 September to 10 November 2017.


    All names provided will be verified prior to inclusion on the War Memorial.


  • Cycling Networks Masterplan

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 25 August 2017

    The purpose of this report is to produce a series of masterplans that illustrate both the existing and the future potential cycling network within the Borough of Mid and East Antrim. Individual plans have been prepared for the major settlements of Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus. In addition, Borough wide plans illustrate the existing and potential wider area network, including strategic greenways and links into neighbouring local authority areas.

    The plans illustrate a 10 year Vision for the Borough.

    The plans will help inform the statutory planning process and influence cycling provision on roads, which are the responsibility of Transport NI.

    The plans will also provide the Council with a programme for route development within sites owned by them. The production of the plans in this report has involved both desk based research and on site survey work, consultations and an internal workshop with key Council officials.

  • Preferred Options Paper and Sustainability Appraisal

    Status: closed Closing Date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

    What is the Preferred Options Paper and how does it fit into the Local Development Plan process?

    The purpose of the Preferred Options Paper (POP) is to set out the strategic approach to some of the key issues for development in our Borough and our preferred options for dealing with these issues.  The POP is a consultation paper that aims to stimulate public debate on these strategic planning issues so as to help inform the first stage of the Local Development Plan (LDP) - the Plan Strategy.

    The POP is being published along with a number of other key supporting documents including a Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment), a Sustainability Scoping Report and an Equality Impact Interim Screening Progress Report.

    Our Preferred Options Paper public consultation runs from 14 June 2017 to 6 September 2017, and these supporting documents will be subject to the same consultation period.

    Visit our Preferred Options Paper pages on this site for more information.

    Documents

    If you require a hard copy, please contact the Local Development Plan Team on T: 0300 200 7830 or E: planning@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

  • Council Cemetery Management Rules and Regulations Booklet

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 17 February 2017

    We currently own and/or manage 28 cemeteries and Council inherited three different Cemetery Management Rules and Regulations from each of the three legacy Councils.

    We are consolidating these and developing a single Cemetery Management Rules and Regulations booklet to ensure consistency of service across the Borough going forward.

    We would appreciate your comments on the consultation on or before 17 February 2017.

    Everyone with an interest is urged to view the proposed draft document and respond with comments.

    • The purpose of this draft Management Rules and Regulations booklet is to provide members of the public and other stakeholders with guidance on arranging a burial within Council cemeteries throughout the Borough;
    • This draft booklet also provides information on the restrictions and conditions that apply when purchasing exclusive rights of burial and clarifies the rights and responsibilities in relation to our cemeteries;
    • In addition, this draft booklet also outlines how we carry out our obligations under the law and makes sure we provide a consistent high level of service. 
  • ‘Putting People First’ The Mid and East Antrim Community Plan, a draft for consultation

    Status: closed Closing Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017

    You have told us that the priorities you want us to address in the Community Plan.

    Working together, we want to make this an even better place for all of our citizens.

    This is therefore an ambitious plan and over the 15-year life of the plan, the partnership has identified a range of outcomes we want to deliver for Mid and East Antrim.

    Please read the Draft Community Plan document and then complete our Consultation Questionnaire.

  • Ahoghill New Public Park

    Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 13 January 2017

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council own a 3.16ha site adjacent to the community centre at Cardonaghy Road in the village of Ahoghill. In line with it's commitment to build stronger, safe and healthy communities Council has agreed to create a park on this land.

    It is the Council's vision to transform this closed site and create a public park that will provide a popular community space with an array of walkways, wildlife, wildflowers, trees and a wetlands areas. Whilst Ahoghill has achieved tremendous success in Ulster in Bloom and Britain in Bloom, the area is limited in nature walkways.  The creation of this public woodland area would further enhance the offering within this village, improve quality of life for those living in the area and enhance the attractions of the area for future development.

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is committed to the continual improvement of our Borough’s infrastructure, to creating opportunities for health and well-being, and to increasing social, environmental and economic benefits for our residents in the Borough.

    As part of the community planning process the Council is keen to ensure that our ideas for the site are representative of the needs of the residents in this area. Please take a few moments to get involved in the consultation process and answer the eleven short questions of our Online Consultation Survey.

    Should you require any further information or hard copies of this survey please contact:
    E: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
    T: 028 9335 8279

    Online Consultation Survey
     

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