Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Integrated Masterplan

Closed 5 Dec 2022

Opened 26 Sep 2022


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council 

Integrated Masterplan

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (ANBC) and the Department for Communities (DfC) have appointed AECOM to prepare an over-arching Masterplan document to inform future regeneration proposals across the Borough.

This Integrated Masterplan will be non-statutory and will set out a wide range of projects and initiatives, assisting ANBC in shaping the future of the Borough. The Integrated Masterplan builds upon previous masterplans and development frameworks, providing updated plans for the traditional town centres of Antrim, Ballyclare, Crumlin, Randalstown, in addition to the town centre of Glengormley within Metropolitan Newtownabbey (as designated in ANBC’s Local Development Plan - Draft Plan Strategy).

The Integrated Masterplan identifies key sites, across public and privately owned land, setting out initiatives and alternative uses to increase the appeal of these town centres as social, leisure and investment destinations. The Integrated Masterplan also includes proposals to visually improve and regenerate primary arterial routes between town centres, and nodes of industrial and smaller commercial use across the Borough.

Engagement with key stakeholders and the wider public has been an essential part of this masterplanning process. The draft proposals have been developed following baseline analysis and initial engagement with Elected Members, individual Town Teams and ANBC officials, undertaken between February and March 2020. The emergence of COVID-19 subsequently impacted the production of this Integrated Masterplan as ANBC concentrated resources on priority areas in response to the pandemic. As restrictions eased, work progressed on the development of draft proposals for additional engagement with key stakeholders. The feasibility of the draft proposals will be further tested through an upcoming period of public engagement, with opportunities to provide feedback to help inform the final document.

Please see draft document attached below in the related links.