Publication of Statement of Community Involvement  

Please note that we have amended our Statement of Community Involvement and it was agreed by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on 17 July 2020. Please see PDF copy BELOW.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to facilitate apointments or drop-ins to the Planning Office at 2 Church Street, Newtownards. Please contact us by telephone on 0300 013 3333 or via e-mail at to request a copy which we will provide.

Community involvement is an integral part of the planning process. As the local planning authority, the Council is required to publish a SCI to show how people can become involved in the planning process. 

Our SCI sets out how Council intends to engage with the public, stakeholders and Government Departments in exercising its planning functions: preparing the Local Development Plan, deciding planning applications in the Borough, pursuing planning enforcement, and other planning matters.

The SCI may be downloaded at the link below or viewed at the Council’s Planning office – 2 Church Street, Newtownards - during normal office hours.