It aims to describe how and when the Council intends to involve the community in the production of the Local Development Plan 2015 – 2030, in the processing of planning applications, undertaking planning enforcement and in other planning matters.
The Local Development Plan for the district will, when adopted, replace the current separate development plans previously produced by the Department of the Environment.
This provides a unique opportunity for Derry City and Strabane District Council to shape places for local communities and enable Council to adopt a joined up approach, incorporating linkages to other functions such as regeneration, local economic development and local tourism with the framework of the Council’s Community Plan.
This will take planning towards a ‘place shaping’ approach which includes a spatial analysis and visioning process.
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion, called for everyone to get involved in the consultation process.
“We want to provide ample opportunity for residents, community organisations, businesses and all other stakeholders to be involved in shaping our District’s planned development,” she stressed.
“Many of our residents will be affected by planning applications in some manner, whether it’s a development close to your home or it’s a proposal that affects the wider area.
“This draft Statement of Community Involvement defines how the Council intends to consult and inform the public about such planning applications.
“If you have any views on these consultation processes, this is your opportunity to let us know about them before we finalise the draft Statement of Community Involvement.”
If you would like to provide feedback on the draft Statement of Community Involvement simply visit:www.derrystrabane.com/sci.Tags: