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Local Development Plan

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Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out our policy for involving the community in the production of the Belfast Local Development Plan and the consideration of planning applications. 

It describes who, how and when the community will be invited to participate in the different stages of putting together the local development plan and the determination of planning applications.

The statement will support and supplement the commitments in our Equality Scheme and our responsibilities to consult under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. It also represents a further step towards embedding meaningful consultation into our planning and decision-making processes.

The revised SCI was agreed by council on 4 December 2017 and approved by the Department for Infrastructure on 29 March 2018, in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Planning (Statement of Community Involvement) Regulations (NI) 2015, Belfast City Council. 

Belfast Local Development Plan Timetable

The Local Development Plan (LDP) timetable sets out the key stages and indicative timescales in the process to produce the Belfast Local Development Plan. 

It will help to make sure that the plan process is efficiently managed, and that the key stakeholders, including the consultation bodies and the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC), are kept informed and can manage their own resources.

The timetable has been the subject of ongoing revision.The draft Plan Strategy was prepared and submitted in line with the LDP Timetable (November 2018). Following submission of the draft Plan Strategy to the Department for Infrastructure and Planning Appeals Commission, the timetable has been revised and the current version is the LDP Timetable (July 2020).

More information

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Our Planning team can also help on 028 9050 0510.

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