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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Production of community plan

68.—(1) Once community planning for a district has reached the stage described in subsection (2), the council must produce a document (a “community plan”) containing the information described in subsection (3).

(2) The stage referred to in subsection (1) is reached when the council is of the opinion that the degree of consensus amongst the community planning partners and the council—

(a)as to community plan objectives for the district is such that it is appropriate to set such objectives in the community plan; and

(b)as to the actions to be performed and functions to be exercised for the purpose of achieving those objectives is such that it is appropriate to describe them in the community plan.

(3) The information to be contained in the community plan is—

(a)a description of the community plan objectives which the council considers it appropriate to set having regard to the consensus referred to in subsection (2)(a); and

(b)a description of the actions to be performed and functions to be exercised for the purpose of achieving those objectives which the council considers it appropriate to include in the plan having regard to the consensus referred to in subsection (2)(b).

(4) The community plan—

(a)must be produced as soon as is reasonably practicable after community planning for the district has reached the stage described in subsection (2); and

(b)once produced, must be published as soon as is reasonably practicable by the council.

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