Village plans

Review of existing village plans

Following a number of consultation meetings with villages in the Borough, the Council has successfully secured funding via the Rural Development Programme’s Village Renewal Scheme to review and update eight of the existing village plans for the borough.  Insight Solutions have been appointed to undertake the consultancy services working alongside Council’s Assistant Regeneration Officers.

Work is now well underway to deliver these revised plans in the following areas; Ballygowan, Carrowdore, Cloughey, Groomsport, Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn, Killinchy, Lisbane and Lisbarnett and Portavogie.

A process of community consultation, including public meetings and completion of community surveys, has taken place in each village and is almost complete.

The next stage in this process is the presentation of the draft plans to local communities.  This will take place in the coming weeks, please contact Pamela Dempster pamela.dempster@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk and Beverley Skillen beverley.skillen@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk, 0300 013 3333 ext. 40925/40913 for the dates, times and venues for these meetings and how to become involved.