Recently Added Consultations
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.
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.
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.
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:
T: 028 9335 8279
Status: closed Closing Date: Saturday 31 December 2016
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council wishes to consult with the Carnlough community on a proposal to erect an engraved memorial stone at Hurry Head, Carnlough to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
During December 2016 an anonymous questionnaire will be issued to households and businesses with three or more employees in Carnlough community.
An independent person will be available by appointment on 6 December from 7pm-9.30pm and 12 December 2pm-5pm at the Community Centre, Carnlough Library to meet with individuals should they wish to discuss this issue either on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
All responses will be treated in confidence.
Status: closed Closing Date: Saturday 4 March 2017
The Department for Communities has published the St Patrick’s Barracks draft Development Plan and is seeking views from interested parties on these proposals.
The draft Development Plan proposes a mixed use development scheme for St Patrick’s Barracks which incorporates a range of uses including mixed tenure housing, leisure and recreational areas, civic and office space, PSNI District Command base and facilities for community enterprise and knowledge industries. The proposed scheme seeks to deliver a high quality, people orientated place, breathing new life into this area of Ballymena and generating wider economic, social and cultural benefits across the Mid and East Antrim area.
During the consultation period the development proposals will be on display at the Braid, Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre and in the following community centres:
- Ballee - 30th November to 8th December
- Ballykeel – 8th December to 22nd December
- Harryville – 22nd December to 5th January
- Dunclug – 5th January to 19th January
- Tullygarley – 19th January to 2nd February
- Galgorm – 2nd February to 16th February
A public drop in event at the Braid, Ballymena Town Hall, Museum & Arts Centre will take place on 7th December 2016 between 4 30pm and 7 30pm. There will be an opportunity at this event to ask questions, complete questionnaires and provide feedback. Any comments made during the consultation period will be considered by the Department when finalising its plans for the area.
To obtain the documentation in alternative formats please contact:
Department for Communities
St Patrick’s Barracks Project Team
RDO Northern Division
Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 16 September 2016
Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has produced a “Draft” Equality Scheme, Audit of inequalities and Disability Action Plan which is currently out for public consultation. We would welcome comments from the public on our current draft scheme. The consultation period will run from 22 July 2016 to 16 September 2016 and we would welcome your views on our draft documents.
To obtain a copy of the “draft” scheme or to seek guidance on any aspect of the consultation process, please contact:
Mid and East Antrim PCSP
Larne Town Hall
1-, 9 Upper Cross St,
T: 028 2827 2313
Copies of these documents can be made available on request in other formats and languages. Your comments should be submitted in writing to the PCSP Manager no later than 16th September 2016.
Please send responses to Wendy.Carson@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 5 August 2016
From 1 October 2016 the Licensing of Pavement Cafes (NI) Act 2014 comes into effect and any business who sells food or drink wishing to place tables and chairs on public pavements will need to hold a pavement cafe licence from their local council. Businesses can apply for such a licence from their local Council.
Well-regulated pavement cafes have a very positive effect on urban and village environments, adding vitality and interest to the street scene as well as maximising the use of public spaces. They can also add to the facilities offered to all who visit, live and work in the Borough and aid the local economy. However, it is important that pavement cafes are well designed and managed so that they do not obstruct the footway or create a hazard for pedestrians, especially for blind, partially sighted and other disabled persons. In addition, they should not cause noise disturbance or other nuisance to residents or neighbouring businesses.
The Licensing of Pavement Cafes (NI) Act 2014 will allow Councils to introduce and administer a licensing regime and this will include establishing operating standards and deciding upon how long a licence should last for and whether or not to charge a fee.Section 12 requires the Council to consult on any fee it intends to charge and make available the details of how the fee was calculated.
In order to support local retailers and provide a welcome boost to the vibrancy of our towns and villages, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is currently proposing not to charge a fee for businesses to apply for a pavement café licence in the Borough and it is also proposing that initially, the licence will cover a three year period.
The three year licence as proposed will give a bedding in period for the new licensing regime, at the end of which the issue of licence fees and duration will be reviewed.
By making it as easy as possible to apply for the licence, the Council hopes that businesses will be able to take advantage of the new public realm schemes that have, or will soon be, complete in the Borough.
As part of the public consultation, anyone is welcome to give their views on the proposals.
Status: closed Closing Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is seeking views on its Draft Annual Performance Improvement Plan for 2016-2017 which is available to download here.
Part 12 of the Local Government Act (NI) 2014 puts in place a new framework to support the continuous improvement of Council services.
In 2016-2017 Mid and East Antrim Borough Council propose to focus on performance improvement in the following areas:
- Strategic effectiveness
- Service Quality and
The Draft Annual Performance Improvement Plan outlines the specific actions and measures for continuous improvement, based on the strategic priorities within the Corporate Plan.
Please forward any comments you may have in relation to the Plan to our Policy Officer, Sandra McDonald by
Or by post to:
Annual Performance Plan Consultation
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Status: closed Closing Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is asking the public to share their opinions on the future set up of two of Ballymena’s car parks. Church Street 1 is located to the rear of the former Tesco store and contains 199 spaces. Church Street 2 is beside the Northern Regional College and contains 117 spaces.
Both car parks are currently operated as Pay On Foot, meaning users pay for parking time when they are ready to leave.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, which has operated these facilities since April 2015, believes changing them to Pay and Display – whereby users pay on arrival for an estimated period of time – could save £121,446 a year after the initial cost of set up.
The consultation process will seek the opinions of users of the car park, Ballymena Chamber of Commerce, the Ballymena Improvement District, NSL who currently operate the car parks on behalf of Council and any affected staff.
The consultation period will run until 4 May 2016 with a final decision expected in July.