The City of Hamilton Plan 2015 provides a commitment from the Department of Planning to prepare a dedicated local plan for North East Hamilton. Informed by detailed public consultation exercises, the Department has explored a number of options for a local plan which is tailored to the needs of the area and representative of the views of the local community. The Draft North East Hamilton Local Plan 2021 represents the culmination of this work to date.
The Plan aspires to create a context which facilitates a community-based approach to increased economic activity and investment in the area, for the benefit of existing businesses and residents. Information on the Draft Plan is provided below, together with details of how you can get involved in the plan-making process.
The Department is conscious that previous public consultation exercises designed to inform the preparation of this Plan took place some time ago and therefore, the Plan will not be operative until full consideration has been given to all feedback received as part of the forthcoming public consultation phase. This decision has been taken because we want to hear the views of the local community and other interested stakeholders as to the approach that has been devised in the Plan before it becomes operative. Information gathered through the public consultation phase will be used to shape a future, operational version of the document, ensuring that it is a Plan which is representative of the views of the local community.
During the official consultation period, a total of three representations have been received, including one objection.
As the consultation period has now passed, it is no longer possible to submit comments on the Draft Plan. However, you may submit a response to the objection which has been submitted if you disagree with any of its contents. Such a response would be classed as a ‘counter-objection’,
Department of Planning review of all background information collected to date
Plan drafting, graphics work, devising storymap and quality checking
Engagement with Government departments and statutory consultees
Ministerial press conference confirming that the Draft Plan is available to view
Official consultation period. All formal comments on the Plan to be submitted during this period
Anyone will have the opportunity to submit counter-objections to any objection which has been received
The Department will consider all comments submitted and seek to resolve any objections, where possible. Unresolved objections will be presented to a Tribunal