Community involvement

Our draft statement of Community Involvement explains how and when we will invite people in Ards and North Down to participate in different planning matters. These include the Local Development Plan, determing planning applications, planning enforcement and certain other planning matters. We are consutling the public about our draft statement.

Local involvement in planning

We are responsible for making decisions about most planning applications in Ards and North Down. We are also responsible for preparing planning development policy in the borough. In the draft Statement of Community Involvement, we set out how and when we will consult the local community about planning policy and planning applications. 

Public consultation

Our public consultation about the draft statement closed on 21 July 2016.