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Adoption of Belfast Local Development Plan (LDP) – Plan Strategy (May 2023)

Updated Tuesday 2 May 2023

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

In accordance with section 12 of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, on 3 April 2023, we resolved to adopt the Belfast Local Development Plan – Plan Strategy (May 2023). This follows the Direction issued by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to adopt the Plan Strategy with specified modifications. The Plan Strategy will be adopted on 2 May 2023 and will take effect from that date.

The adopted Plan Strategy document and associated documentation, including in relation to the Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment) and Habitat Regulations Assessment, will be available online from 2 May 2023.  It will also be available for inspection at the Planning Service reception during normal public opening hours in the Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP.

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

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