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Draft Plan Strategy Modifications: Consultation

  • About the Draft Plan Strategy Modifications Consultation

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    Section 12 Direction: Belfast Local Development Plan (LDP) – Draft Plan Strategy: Modifications

    Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (‘the Act’) and Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.

    Following the Independent Examination of the Belfast LDP draft Plan Strategy, the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) issued a Direction under section 12(1)(b) of the Act directing Belfast City Council to adopt the draft Plan Strategy with the modifications specified in the Direction.

    In accordance with Required Modification ref. nos. MOD05, MOD06 & MOD11, we have prepared an additional policy for inclusion in the final adopted Plan Strategy. This generally relates to the phasing of development in line with infrastructure provision.

    DfI has also directed the Council to carry out appropriate public consultation on the specific above-mentioned Required Modifications. Accordingly, the additional policy and supporting documentation, including in relation to the Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment), Habitat Regulations Assessment, Rural Needs Impact Assessment and draft Equality Impact Assessment, will be available for public inspection from Thursday 12 May 2022. The DfI Direction (with all Required Modifications) and the report of the Planning Appeals Commission Independent Examination will also be made available for inspection.

    Submissions may be made only in connection with the additional policy and supporting text and supporting documentation relating to MOD05, MOD06 and MOD11.

  • How to complete the consultation

    Submit your response online (link opens in new window)

    You can also submit a response by:

    The public consultation period will close at 5pm on Thursday 7 July 2022. Submissions received after this time will not be considered. Submissions on other matters, including the other Required Modifications, cannot be considered.

    You can view all the relevant documentation online from Thursday 12 May 2022.

    Read the documents

    You can also view the documents at the main reception in Belfast City Hall during normal public opening hours. 

    If you have any queries on the modifications and the adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy, you can contact Belfast Planning Service by calling 028 9050 0510 or email

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