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Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Northern Ireland Statutory Rule: Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 No. 421

Draft Regulations laid before the Assembly under section 50(7) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 for approval

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2012 No. 0000

Local Government

Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

Draft Order laid before the Assembly under section 50(7) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 for approval.

Made

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1

This Order is made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 50(10) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1).

In pursuance of section 50(6) of that Act, the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner submitted a report to the Department of the Environment recommending the boundaries and the names of the 11 districts mentioned in section 1 of the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008(2) and the number, boundaries and names of the wards into which each district is to be divided;

This Order gives effect to those recommendations with modifications;

Accordingly the Department of the Environment makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  (1)  The Order may be cited as the Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), this Order shall come into operation on the day on which an election under section 11(1) and 11(1A) of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962(3) is first held after the making of this Order.

(3) For the purpose of all proceedings preliminary to or, relating to an election to be held on or after, that day, this Order shall come into operation on [insert date – day after making].

(4) For the purpose of making and levying of rates, as provided in Part II of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(4), this Order shall come into effect on 1st April 2015.

Local government districts, boundaries and wards

2.  (1)  The names of the 11 districts into which Northern Ireland shall be divided for the purposes of local government shall be as set out in Schedule 1.

(2) Each district shall comprise the area designated on the maps by reference to the name of the district and demarcated by a red line.

(3) The 11 districts shall be divided into wards which shall bear the names set out in Schedule 2; and each such ward shall comprise the area designated on the maps by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by a blue line.

(4) Where a boundary of a district or ward is shown along a road, railway line, path, stream, river or similar topographical feature, it shall be treated as being along the centre line thereof unless otherwise stated on the maps.

(5) The wards constituted by this Order shall have the boundaries thereof mered by the Department of Finance and Personnel.

(6) In this Article the expression “the maps” shall be construed in accordance with Article 3.

Maps

3.  The maps referred to in this Order are the volumes of maps, showing the local government districts of Northern Ireland and the wards into which those districts are divided, each of which volume has been marked— “MAPS REFERRED TO IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (BOUNDARIES) ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2012” and signed and sealed with reference to this Order and deposited at the office of the Department of the Environment at Goodwood House, 44-58 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NN.

Revocation

4.  The Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992(5) is revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on ***

Legal seal

Ian Maye

A senior officer of the

Department of the Environment

Article 2(1)

SCHEDULE 1Names of Local Government Districts

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey

  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

  • Belfast

  • Causeway Coast and Glens

  • Derry and Strabane

  • Fermanagh and Omagh

  • Lisburn and Castlereagh

  • Mid and East Antrim

  • Mid Ulster

  • Newry, Mourne and Down

  • North Down and Ards

Article 2 (3)

SCHEDULE 2Names of Wards by District

Name of District

Names of Wards

Antrim and Newtownabbey

Abbey

Aldergrove

Antrim Centre

Ballyclare East

Ballyclare West

Ballyduff

Ballyhenry

Ballynure

Ballyrobert

Burnthill

Carnmoney

Carnmoney Hill

Clady

Collinbridge

Cranfield

Crumlin

Doagh

Fairview

Fountain Hill

Glebe

Glengormley

Greystone

Hightown

Jordanstown

Mallusk

Monkstown

Mossley

O’Neill

Parkgate

Randalstown

Rathcoole

Rostulla

Shilvodan

Springfarm

Steeple

Stiles

Templepatrick

Toome

Valley

Whitehouse

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Aghagallon

Ballybay

Banbridge East

Banbridge North

Banbridge South

Banbridge West

Blackwatertown

Bleary

Brownlow

Cathedral

Corcrain

Craigavon Centre

Demesne

Derrytrasna

Donaghcloney

Dromore

Gilford

Gransha

Hamiltonsbawn

Keady

Kernan

Killycomain

Knocknashane

Lough Road

Loughbrickland

Loughgall

Magheralin

Mahon

Markethill

Mourneview

Navan

Parklake

Quilly

Rathfriland

Richhill

Seagahan

Shankill

Tandragee

The Birches

The Mall

Waringstown

Name of District

Names of Wards

Belfast

Andersonstown

Ardoyne

Ballygomartin

Ballymacarett

Ballymurphy

Ballysillan

Beechmount

Beersbridge

Bellevue

Belmont

Belvoir

Blackstaff

Bloomfield

Cavehill

Central

Chichester Park

Cliftonville

Clonard

Collin Glen

Connswater

Cregagh

Duncairn

Dunmurry

Falls

Falls Park

Finaghy

Forth River

Fortwilliam

Garnerville

Gilnahirk

Hillfoot

Innisfayle

Knock

Ladybrook

Lagmore

Legoniel

Malone

Merok

Musgrave

New Lodge

Orangefield

Ormeau

Poleglass

Ravenhill

Rosetta

Sandown

Shandon

Shankill

Shaw’s Road

Stewartstown

Stormont

Stranmillis

Sydenham

Turf Lodge

Twinbrook

Upper Malone

Water Works

Windsor

Woodstock

Woodvale

Causeway Coast and Glens

Aghadowey

Altahullion

Atlantic

Ballycastle

Ballykelly

Ballymoney East

Ballymoney North

Ballymoney South

Castlerock

Churchland

Clogh Mills

Coolessan

Dervock

Drumsurn

Dundooan

Dungiven

Dunloy

Feeny

Garvagh

Giant’s Causeway

Greysteel

Greystone

Hopefield

Kilrea

Kinbane

Loughguile and Stranocum

Lurigethan

Macosquin

Magilligan

Mountsandel

Portrush and Dunluce

Portstewart

Quarry

Rasharkin

Roeside

Route

Torr Head and Rathlin

University

Waterside

Windy Hall

Name of District

Names of Wards

Derry and Strabane

Artigarvan

Ballycolman

Ballymagroarty

Brandywell

Carn Hill

Castlederg

Caw

City Walls

Claudy

Clondermot

Creggan

Creggan South

Culmore

Drumahoe

Dunnamanagh

Ebrington

Eglinton

Enagh

Finn

Foyle Springs

Galliagh

Glenderg

Glenelly Valley

Kilfennan

Lisnagelvin

Madam’s Bank

New Buildings

Newtownstewart

Northland

Park

Shantallow

Shantallow East

Sheriff’s Mountain

Sion Mills

Skeoge

Slievekirk

Springtown

Strabane North

Strabane West

Victoria

Fermanagh and Omagh

Ballinamallard

Belcoo and Garrison

Belleek and Boa

Beragh

Boho,Cleenish and Letterbreen

Brookeborough

Camowen

Castlecoole

Coolnagard

Dergmoney

Derrygonnelly

Derrylin

Donagh

Dromore

Drumnakilly

Drumquin

Ederney and Kesh

Erne

Fairy Water

Fintona

Florence Court and Kinawley

Gortin

Gortrush

Irvinestown

Killyclogher

Lisbellaw

Lisnarrick

Lisnaskea

Maguiresbridge

Newtownbutler

Newtownsaville

Owenkillew

Portora

Rosslea

Rossorry

Sixmilecross

Strule

Tempo

Termon

Trillick

Name of District

Names of Wards

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Ballinderry

Ballyhanwood

Ballymacash

Ballymacbrennan

Ballymacoss

Beechill

Blaris

Cairnshill

Carrowreagh

Carryduff East

Carryduff West

Derryaghy

Dromara

Drumbo

Dundonald

Enler

Galwally

Glenavy

Graham’s Bridge

Harmony Hill

Hilden

Hillhall

Hillsborough

Knockbracken

Knockmore

Lagan

Lagan Valley

Lambeg

Lisnagarvey

Maghaberry

Magheralave

Maze

Moira

Moneyreagh

Newtownbreda

Old Warren

Ravernet

Stonyford

Wallace Park

White Mountain

Mid and East Antrim

Academy

Ahoghill

Ardeevin

Ballee and Harryville

Ballycarry and Glynn

Ballykeel

Boneybefore

Braidwater

Broughshane

Burleigh Hill

Cairncastle

Carnlough and Glenarm

Castle

Castle Demesne

Craigyhill

Cullybackey

Curran and Inver

Fair Green

Galgorm

Gardenmore

Glenravel

Glenwhirry

Gortalee

Grange

Greenisland

Islandmagee

Kells

Kilroot

Kilwaughter

Kirkinriola

Love Lane

Maine

Park

Portglenone

Slemish

Sunnylands

The Maidens

Victoria

Whitehead South

Woodburn

Name of District

Names of Wards

Mid Ulster

Ardboe

Augher and Clogher

Aughnacloy

Ballygawley

Ballymaguigan

Ballysaggart

Bellaghy

Caledon

Castlecaulfield

Castledawson

Coagh

Coalisland North

Coalisland South

Cookstown East

Cookstown South Cookstown West

Coolshinny

Donaghmore

Draperstown

Fivemiletown

Glebe

Killyman

Killymeal

Lissan

Loughry

Lower Glenshane

Maghera

Moy

Moygashel

Mullaghmore

Oaklands

Pomeroy

Stewartstown

Swatragh

Tamlaght O’Crilly

The Loup

Tobermore

Town Parks East

Valley

Washing Bay

Newry, Mourne and Down

Abbey

Annalong

Ballybot

Ballydugan

Ballynahinch

Ballyward

Bessbrook

Binnian

Burren

Camlough

Castlewellan

Cathedral

Crossgar and Killyleagh

Crossmaglen

Damolly

Derryboy

Derryleckagh

Donard

Drumalane

Drumaness

Dundrum

Fathom

Forkhill

Hilltown

Kilkeel

Kilmore

Knocknashinna

Lecale

Lisnacree

Mayobridge

Mullaghbane

Murlough

Newtownhamilton

Quoile

Rostrevor

Saintfield

Strangford

St.Patrick’s

Tollymore

Warrenpoint

Whitecross

Name of District

Names of Wards

North Down and Ards

Ballycrochan

Ballygowan

Ballygrainey

Ballyholme

Ballymagee

Ballywalter

Bloomfield

Broadway

Bryansburn

Carrowdore

Castle

Clandeboye

Comber North

Comber South

Comber West

Conway Square

Cronstown

Cultra

Donaghadee

Glen

Gregstown

Groomsport

Harbour

Helen’s Bay

Holywood

Kilcooley

Killinchy

Kircubbin

Loughries

Loughview

Movilla

Portaferry

Portavogie

Rathgael

Rathmore

Scrabo

Silverbirch

Silverstream

Warren

West Winds

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect with modifications to the recommendations made under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 by the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner in relation to the boundaries and names of the districts into which Northern Ireland is to be divided for the purposes of local government and the number, boundaries and names of the wards into which each of those districts is to be divided.

The modifications to the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner’s recommendations are outlined in the Statement of Reasons for the Modifications of the Recommendations of the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner prepared under section 50(9) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972.

The boundaries of the local government districts and their wards are as shown on the maps deposited with the Department of the Environment at Goodwood House, 44-58 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NN (Articles 2 and 3).

Copies of these maps are deposited with the Chief Survey Officer of Land and Property Services, an executive Agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel, and a copy of the volume or volumes of maps relating to a local government district is deposited at the district council office. The copies are available for inspection at all reasonable times by any person.

This Order replaces the Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992 which is revoked by Article 4.

(1)

1972 c 9: section 50(10) was amended by Art. 4(1) S.I. 2006/1253 (N.I. 8)

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