Abbey Community College

Welcome to our consultation website

A planning application is being brought forward by the Education Authority for a new post-primary school on lands at Three Mile Water Playing Fields, Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 9PA.

Proposals include the erection of a post-primary school, ancillary accommodation and sports facilities with associated hard and soft play areas, parking, landscaping, site works and access arrangement from Doagh Road.

A modern purpose-built education facility, with classrooms to support c.820 pupils. The plans contain a dedicated parents drop-off and pick-up area and bus set-down area and staff parking onsite.

The sports facilities will include five tennis courts, three grass pitches and one synthetic sports pitch.

Proposals for a new youth centre are also being prepared to be located alongside new pitches, this will be subject to a separate business case and planning application process.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are also keen to include other works within the proposals, however this will also be subject to a separate business case and planning application through the Council.

Pre-application Community Consultation

We are currently undertaking pre-application community consultation to hear your views on the proposed plans.

In light of the current situation and COVID-19 social distancing measures, new guidance from the Department for Infrastructure have been introduced to help you on our proposals. In line with the new guidance, we are required to facilitate public consultation through online and digital tools as well as remote feedback channels to gather your comments on our plans.

Site location plan

Site location plan - click to enlarge

Explore our proposals

If you would like to order a printed hard copy of our proposals, please call us on our Freephone hotline 0808 1688 296. 

We can also share a proposal pack via email, simply send us your details to

Watch our digital public information events

We held two public consultation webinars on Wednesday 24th November at 10am and 6pm. If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, you can watch a recording of the sessions below.

10am session

6pm session