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Local development plan

Draft plan strategy (dPS)

  • Introduction

    The Local Development Plan will seek to guide investment in Belfast, setting out how the city should develop in the future. The draft Plan Strategy sets out the overall aspirations for the future development of Belfast and policies to be used in assessing planning applications. 

  • Draft Plan Strategy Publication

    All the formal Development Plan documents, associated publications and evidence base are available to download from the Document Library. The list of the published documentation for the draft Plan Strategy is provided in the Document Library

    The main documents are: 

    • DPS001 Local Development Plan – Draft Plan Strategy 
    • DPS002 Equality Impact Assessment
    • DPS004 Sustainability Appraisal incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment
    • DPS006 The Habitat Regulations Assessment 
    • Technical supplements
    • Studies 
  • The draft Plan Strategy Consultation

    The draft Plan Strategy formal consultation ran from Thursday 20 September 2018 to Thursday 15 November 2018. 

    All submissions received in relation to our draft Plan Strategy for the Belfast Local Development Plan are available to download from the Local Development Plan Document Library.

  • The draft Plan Strategy Counter Representations

    All submissions received in relation to our draft Plan Strategy for the Belfast Local Development Plan were open for counter representations from 12 noon on Friday 1 March 2019 to 12 noon on Friday 26 April 2019. 

    All the Counter Representations received in relation to our draft Plan Strategy representations are available to download from the Local Development Plan Document Library.

    The representations and counter representations received are also available for inspection during normal office hours at our Belfast Planning Offices (Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast). 

    There is no opportunity to make any further representations at this stage. 

  • More information

    If you have any queries on accessing the documentation, contact the Planning Office at localdevelopmentplan@belfastcity.gov.uk 

    Our Planning team can also help on 028 9050 0510.

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