Review of Newtownards Town Masterplan

Closed 14 Apr 2023

Opened 13 Mar 2023


Ards and North Down Borough Council is embarking on a process to undertake a review of the Newtownards Masterplan which was commissioned by the Department for Social Development (now the Department for Communities) in 2010. 

The Masterplan is a non-statutory document which provides the framework for the promotion, implementation and timing of urban regeneration, recreation, tourism, and leisure initiatives. 

The review process is conducted in two stages;

Stage 1, which took place in 2022, included a series of Public Conversation Sessions and an online survey led by the Council. COMPLETE

The data submitted through the public session and online survey was collated and analysed to form the next step of the process.

Stage 2, the Council appointed Consultants, The Paul Hogarth Company, to lead the Masterplan review process.

Taking on board your comments from Stage 1, The Paul Hogarth Company, in partnership with the Council, have developed a series of proposed priorities for the town centre.  We invite you to take a look and let us know what you think by completing the online survey.

Why your views matter

Your Place | Your Future | Your Say

We want to hear from you.

Contribute to the development of your Town's Masterplan. 

In addition to this online survey a Public Engagement Session will also be held by The Paul Hogarth Company and Ards and North Down Borough Council:

20 March 2023 | 5pm-8pm | Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

(Registration is not required)

What happens next

Thank you for completing the survey. 

Your answers will be analysed and used to inform the masterplan review. 

The Paul Hogarth Company is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This notice confirms the company’s commitment to protect your privacy and to process any personal data submitted by you in a manner which meets the requirements of the Data Protection legislation. Any information provided will be used solely for the purposes of this consultation process. 


  • Public Engagement Session

    From 20 Mar 2023 at 17:00 to 20 Mar 2023 at 20:00

    Members of the public are being invited to attend a public engagement meeting to contribute to the review of the Newtownards Masterplan.

    The public meeting will be led by the consultants and will present the priorities that have been identified through the previous engagement session and survey; giving members of the public an opportunity to comment and contribute further to the development of the plans.

    22 March 2023 | 5pm-8pm | Queen's Leisure Complex

    Registration is not required.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community Consultation
  • Resident Consultation