Town Centre Masterplans

What are Masterplans?

Masterplans set out a vision, the regeneration objectives and the actions required to support the strategic physical regeneration of a particular town or city centre. Masterplans were developed in partnership with the Department for Communities (Dfc) for:

  • Bangor
  • Holywood
  • Comber
  • Newtownards
  • Donaghadee

Each Masterplan is a non-statutory document, providing the framework for the promotion, implementation and timing of urban regeneration, recreation, tourism, and leisure initiatives. 

 Ards and North Down Borough Council appointed Consultants, The Paul Hogarth Company, in Autumn 2022 to undertake a review of each town/city Masterplan (Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards). 

Your Place | Your Future | Your Say

Step 1 – Have Your Say

In order to shape the review of each Masterplan, the Council delivered a series of informal drop-in sessions within each town/city prior to the Consultant’s engagement. The drop-in sessions invited members of the public to come along and have their say. In addition to the drop-in sessions, an online survey was published.

Over 300 members of the public attended the drop-in sessions, over 240 surveys were completed and 840+ comments were received. This data was collated and analysed and formed the next step in this process.

Step 2 – Public Engagement

Members of the public were invited to meet with the consultants and contribute to the development of the Masterplans. The Paul Hogarth Company, in partnership with the Council, delivered a series of public meetings to present the Priorities identified in Step 1.

Meetings were held in March 2023. Information boards and survey forms were available in each location. For anyone unable to attend in person, the presentation boards and Masterplan Review Surveys were also available online.

Step 3 -  Publication of Marsterplan Reviews - November 2023

The review of the existing Masterplans is now complete and the Masterplan Review documents, reflecting updated regeneration priorities and actions, are available for download below.

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