Public Hearings

The public hearing events have now been held in each district.

Each event was facilitated by an Assistant Commissioner and a record of the proceedings produced. Each Assistant Commissioner will produce a report within 4 weeks of the date of the last hearing. Analysis of public hearing reports and representations made to the Commissioner on Provisional Proposals is now ongoing. 

To ensure compliance with ongoing measures in place for indoor meetings as a result of the ongoing public health restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, those interested parties wishing to attend any of the district hearings were asked to register their attendance in advance. Virtual attendance was also booked in advance, to facilitate dissemination of technical details.

The hearings were conducted in English with sign language interpretation, or interpretation in another language made available on request.

The hearings took place at the following dates, times and locations:

Date & Time


Tuesday 28th  September

10am – 2pm

Ards & North Down

Strangford Arms Hotel

92 Church Street, Newtownards BT23 4AL

Strangford Hotel location map

Wednesday 29th  September

10am – 2pm

Newry Mourne & Down

Canal Court Hotel

Merchants Quay, Newry, BT35 8HF

Canal Court Hotel location

Thursday 30th September

10am – 2pm

Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

Armagh City Hotel

2 Friary Road, Armagh, BT60 4FR

Armagh City Hotel

Friday 1st  October

10am – 2pm

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Lagan Valley Island Centre

The Island Centre, Lisburn, BT27 4RL

Lagan Valley Island location

Tuesday 5th  October

10am – 2pm

Belfast City

Crowne Plaza Hotel,

117 Milltown Rd,  Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP

Crown Plaza Hotel location

Wednesday 6th October

10am – 2pm

Fermanagh and Omagh

Silverbirch Hotel

5 Gortin Road, Omagh, BT79 7DH

Silverbirch Hotel location

Thursday 7th October

10am – 2pm

Mid Ulster

Ranfurly House & Hill of O’Neill

26 Market Square, Tyrone, Dungannon, BT70 1AB

Ranfurly House & Hill of O'Neill location

Friday 8th  October

10am – 2pm

Antrim and Newtownabbey

Theatre at The Mill

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Rd N, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

Theatre at The Mill location

Tuesday 12th October

10am – 2pm

Derry City and Strabane

Everglades Hotel

Prehen Road, Derry, BT47 2NH

Everglades Hotel location

Wednesday 13th October

10am – 2pm

Causeway Coast & Glens

The Lodge Hotel

Lodge Rd Roundabout, Coleraine BT52 1NF

The Lodge Hotel location


Thursday 14th Oct

10am – 2pm

Mid and East Antrim

Adair Arms Hotel

1-7 Ballymoney Rd, Ballymena BT43 5BS

Adair Arms Hotel