Independent Examination of Local Development Plans – Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

11 October 2021

The Department for Infrastructure has appointed the Planning Appeals Commission to conduct an Independent Examination of the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council's Local Development Plan. Programme Officer, Barry Fegan, has reviewed the draft Plan Strategy documents supplied directly by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and the Commission has assigned Commissioner Rosemary Daly and Commissioner Carrie McDonagh to perform the IE. 

The Commissioners will proceed to undertaking a series of checks to ensure that all essential regulatory steps have been taken by the Council and to identify any fundamental concerns about the soundness of the plan. Following these checks, the Commissioners may request further written evidence and an exploratory meeting may be held. If an exploratory meeting is not required we will proceed to arrange the hearing sessions. 

The Programme Officer will make contact with all parties who made representations in due course. All communications in relation to this examination should be directed to Barry Fegan, on 028 9089 3917 or by sending an email to . 

Further information regarding the Commission’s procedures for Independent Examinations can be found in our procedures document here.

The Commission has updated our website with a Webpage dedicated to this Independent Examination  (