Skip to main content

Draft Plan Strategy Modifications: Consultation

  • About the Draft Plan Strategy Modifications Consultation

    Latest News - Modifications to draft Plan Strategy     

    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 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 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, were available for public inspection from Thursday 12 May 2022 to Thursday 7 July 2022

    Submissions could only be made in connection with the additional policy and supporting text and supporting documentation relating to MOD05, MOD06 and MOD11. The consultation period is now closed.

    The DfI Direction (with all Required Modifications) and the report of the Planning Appeals Commission Independent Examination remain available for inspection.

    Read the documents

    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

Read aloud icon Read aloud