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Belfast Agenda

  • The Belfast Agenda - the city's community plan

    Following an extensive period of engagement and consultation, we published our city’s first community plan in November 2017, the Belfast Agenda. The Belfast Agenda was created by a partnership of key city partners, residents and community organisations. It sets out our joint vision and long-term ambitions for Belfast’s future, as well as outlining our priorities for action over the next four years.

    Read the Belfast Agenda

  • Progress made during first community plan

    There has been major progress made in areas that we and our partners agreed were priorities when we first published The Belfast Agenda. For example, during the period of the first community plan:

    • jobs in the city increased by over 10,000
    • the number of businesses increased by almost 10 per cent
    • almost 5,000 more people were living in Belfast
    • the estimated spend by visitors on overnight trips increased by 50 per cent

    Statement of Progress reports

    Two two-year reviews of targets identified in the Belfast Agenda have been published by Belfast Community Planning Partnership in November 2019 and November 2021. The Statement of Progress reports have information and statistics on:

    • economic development
    • making life better for residents
    • competitiveness
    • sustainability
    • education and skills development

    View Statement of Progress 2019 - 2021

  • Continuing the conversation, a public consultation to review The Belfast Agenda

    A public consultation and engagement exercise is now underway to consider:

    • if the original vision and outcomes people said they wanted, are still applicable
    • if priorities that were identified for the next four years should change

    To read about the public consultation and to take part, go to YourSay (link opens in a new window).

  • Working with communities

    Community planning involves public services working together with communities to deliver improvements for local people. 

  • Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE)

    To help shape delivery of The Belfast Agenda, the Community Planning Partnership is establishing two new bodies – a voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector advisory panel and a wider VCSE sector network.

  • Community planning information

    If you would like more information about the Belfast Agenda or community planning, contact: 

    The Community Planning Team 
    Belfast City Hall, Room 212  

    You can also email or call us on 028 9032 0202.

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