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Belfast Local Development Plan

We are responsible for developing a Local Development Plan for Belfast, working with local people, to create a clear vision of how the council area should develop and what it will look like in the years to come.

The Local Development Plan will:

  • provide a 15-year plan framework to support economic and social needs in the city
  • facilitate growth by coordinating public and private investment to encourage development where it can be of most benefit to the wellbeing of the community
  • allocate sufficient land to meet the needs of the city
  • provide an opportunity for all stakeholders, including the public, to have a say about where and how development within the local area should take place
  • provide a plan-led framework for rational and consistent decision making
  • deliver the spatial aspects of The Belfast Agenda, the city's community plan.

Publication of submissions to draft Plan Strategy and making counter representations

All submissions received in relation to our draft Plan Strategy for the Belfast Local Development Plan were open for counter-representations from 12noon on Friday 1 March to 12noon on Friday 26 April. 

The consultation period has now closed and counter-representations received after the closing date will not be considered.

Local Development Plan process

Ongoing engagement and community consultation is an important element of the Belfast Local Development Plan.

Here are the key pieces of work carried out so far: 


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Belfast Planning Service
028 9050 0510
Belfast Planning Service
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP