Equality Screening Assessment Interim Progress Report for Preferred Options Paper (POP)

Closed 12 Apr 2017

Opened 18 Jan 2017


We have carried out a preliminary Equality Screening Assessment Interim Progress Report on our Preferred Options Paper (POP).

Our Interim Report is available to view at at  http://www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Council/Planning/Local-Development-Plan/Preferred-Options-Paper .


Why your views matter

Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires public authorities to carry out their functions with due regard to the needs to promote equality of opportunity and to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations.

As such, and in line with the Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) , we have carried out an initial assessment of the potential equality impacts of our Preferred Options Paper. Our SCI is available at http://www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/getmedia/c44acead-3fe5-4a68-8e72-7e663ca9f9a8/Statement-of-Community-Involvement_1.pdf.aspx

We wish to consider the needs of Section 75 groups throughout the Local Development Plan process and consider this initial assessment as good practice in this early stage of our Plan.

If you would like to comment on our Equality Screening Interim Assessment Interim Progress Report for Preferred Options Paper, please see below.

Planning Events

We are also holding a number of planning drop in events which may be of interest to you. Details are below.

In addition we will also be carrying out a number of engagement events in association with our draft Community Plan which will further refine our understanding of the potential impact on Section 75 groups. Full details of our draft Community Plan is available on our website at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/communityplan

Planning Staff will be available at Mossley Mill during normal working hours as part of our public consultation on the POP. Planning Staff are also available at Antrim Civic Centre by appointment by ringing 0300 123 6677.

Public Exhibition

The POP and all relevant supporting documents are available for inspection between 9am and 5pm (Monday to Friday), in the Council offices at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA and Antrim Civic Centre 50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB.  


If you would like to complete a hard copy questionnaire or require our documents in an alternative format please contact the Planning Section at Mossley Mill by writing to the above addresses, by telephone on 0300 123 6677, text phone 18001 028 9034 000 or by email to planning@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk.