Love Living Here (Draft Community Plan)

Closed 12 Apr 2017

Opened 18 Jan 2017


Welcome to the first Community Plan for the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey. This long term, ambitious plan will shape and inform how services are delivered across the Borough from now until 2030.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has led and facilitated the development of the Community Plan, working with our public sector partners and the community. Establishing the Community Planning Partnership in 2015 provided a sound foundation to developing a plan which reflects an ongoing commitment to collaboration and partnership working.
As the Community Planning Partnership has worked to develop this plan, members and officers have talked to individuals and families who live here and to large and small organisations which are based here. As a result of this engagement, we know
that there are many reasons why our citizens love living here but we also know that there are aspects which could be improved.

Our aim is that the Community Plan will provide a framework within which we can sustain and grow the positive aspects of life in Antrim and Newtownabbey, and challenge and change the things which need to be improved.

By reviewing the evidence and talking to our citizens and stakeholders, we have developed the Community Plan to reflect the issues which are important to the people who live here. These are reflected in the four outcomes within which the plan is framed.

The Community Planning Partnership’s mission statement is that “we will all work together to become a resilient and socially responsible community, where citizens
experience a high quality of life.” Achieving this ambition will not be done through the work of any one organisation, but rather through ongoing collaboration and partnership working.

Why your views matter

The Community Plan sets out our ambitions for Antrim and Newtownabbey and how we will measure our success in achieving these. We know that to achieve these ambitions there is no "one size fits all" approach.

During 2017, the Community Planning Partnership will begin to develop an action plan for each of the seven District Electoral Areas in Antrim and Newtownabbey. This area based approach will help us to tailor the implementation of the Community Plan to the specific needs of different parts of the Borough.

We need you to help shape the place where we live and work and make the Community Plan a reality by sharing with us your views.  The Community Planning Partnership set out to develop a plan which reflects the priorities of our citizens. Tell us how well you think we have done by being part of the consultation process. 


What happens next

There is a 12 week public consultation period from 18th January 2017 to 12 April 2017.  Where permission has been given, the responses received will be published along with a summary of responses.

Responses received will be taken into account when finalising the community plan and progressing to the next phase of action planning.