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  • Draft Consultation and Engagement Framework

    We are committed to listening to what people have to say about the services we provide and what they want to see happen in the city and their local area. We believe that listening to and involving people will lead to better, more responsive services and improved quality of life for all. But, i... More
    Opened 9 December 2019
  • Sundays in the City

    We want to hear your views on how we can attract new visitors to Belfast city centre to increase footfall and spend on Sundays, particularly during the spring and summer months. Following the fire at Bank Buildings in August 2018, the Council and a range of partners invested in... More
    Opened 26 November 2019
  • Draft Corporate Plan 2019 - 2023

    Following the local council elections in May 2019, we have drafted a new corporate plan that will set the strategic direction for council and guide our work over the next four years. T he corporate plan is an important planning document, as it outlines what we want to achieve for... More
    Opened 12 November 2019
  • Putting You First - Transforming customer experience vision (draft)

    Our customer focus programme aims to improve how we deliver services to you. Over the next three years (2020-2023), we’ll offer you easier and more accessible services to suit your needs. More
    Opened 11 November 2019
  • Bilingual and multilingual signage on citywide leisure centres

    We want Belfast to be a welcoming and inclusive city for all. To help achieve this aim and to meet other best practice guidance and legal requirements, we want to develop and implement the workstreams associated with our Language Strategy (2018-2023). In the Language... More
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • Draft Inclusive Growth Strategy

    The Belfast Agenda, the city’s first community plan, sets out a long-term vision for Belfast up to 2035 and one of our commitments in the Belfast Agenda is to create an inclusive economy. To help support this aim, Belfast City Council has developed a draft Inclusive Growth Strategy. It is... More
    Opened 1 November 2019
  • Boodle's Dam Consultation

    We have developed a plan to safely decommission Boodle’s Dam and want to hear your views. Boodle’s Dam is no longer used for water supply and there is no intention to use it as a reservoir in the future. As a result, we intend to carry out some work to decommission the dam,... More
    Opened 1 November 2019
  • Belfast PCSP and DPCSP Disability Action Plan 2019/2024 Consultation

    The Belfast PCSP and North, South, East and West Belfast District PCSP’s have developed draft Disability Action Plans for 2019-2024 which set out how we as (D)PCSP’s intend to improve the quality of life for all people with disabilities who live in, work in or visit Belfast. ... More
    Opened 11 October 2019
  • City Matters

    City Matters is our residents' magazine. It has useful telephone numbers for contacting us, an events section, competition and stories about what we're doing to improve Belfast. We currently send it out to households throughout Belfast four times a year. It is also available in... More
    Opened 2 September 2019
  • Reconnecting Open Spaces - Consultation on Designs (Ballygomartin to Springfield Road)

    Belfast City Council supported by SEUPB's Peace IV Shared Spaces and Services Theme is creating a network of connected and welcoming open spaces in North & West Belfast. Please see map below showing the route The PEACE IV Programme aims to help create new shared... More
    Opened 28 August 2019
  • Just Eat Belfast Bikes Review

    Belfast City Council launched the Belfast Bikes on 27 th April 2015 as a high profile active travel project for Belfast, to put cycling in the heart of the city as a local transport solution. Over the last 4 years over 800,000 journeys have been done on the Belfast Bikes and the... More
    Opened 23 August 2019
  • Help shape proposals for a 'VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel' for Belfast

    Belfast Community Planning Partnership values the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors and is eager to deepen its partnership in recognition of the energy, ideas and contribution that these sectors make. In strengthening our approach, the Partnership is keen to... More
    Opened 11 July 2019
  • Belfast Green and Blue Infrastructure Plan and Open Spaces Strategy

    Please note that the consultation period has been extended and the closing date for receipt of responses is now the 20th September 2019. Belfast Green and Blue Infrastructure Plan (GBIP) This is the first GBIP for Belfast. It recognises that our vegetated areas... More
    Opened 17 June 2019
  • A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030

    We are consulting on our draft ‘ A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030'. More
    Opened 18 April 2019
  • Draft Disability Action Plan 2019-22

    The purpose of the Disability Action Plan 2019 – 2022 is to: ensure the council, working with communities and stakeholders, takes a lead role in improving the quality of life for disabled people in Belfast; address the inequalities experienced by disabled people and to... More
    Opened 16 April 2019
  • Belfast PCSP Strategic Assessment and Action Plan 2019/20

    Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is developing a Strategic Direction for 2019-2023 and we’re keen to hear your views on our Strategic Assessment and the Action Plan for 2019/2020. The PCSP, through this Action Plan, aims to improve community safety... More
    Opened 6 March 2019
  • Belfast Local Development Plan (LDP) 2035 - Draft Plan Strategy - Counter Representations

    We consulted on the draft Plan Strategy (dPS) as part of an ongoing process for creating the Belfast Local Development Plan 2035. A number of representations, which we have now published, were received during the public statutory consultation process which ended at 5pm on Thursday... More
    Opened 1 March 2019
  • Belfast City Council Improvement Objectives 2019 - 20

    Under the Local Government Act (NI) 2014, councils in Northern Ireland are required, every year, to set one or more improvement objectives and to ensure arrangements are in place to deliver those objectives. This is referred to as our “Duty to Improve”. As part of this duty, we... More
    Opened 26 February 2019
  • Good Relations Strategy

    Belfast City Council has developed an initial draft Good Relations Strategy. The development of a new Strategy will provide the framework for progress on building Good Relations within the City for the next number of years. The main thrust of the initial draft strategy is that Good... More
    Opened 17 January 2019
  • Ballysillan Playing Fields - Long Term Development Plan

    Development plans for Ballysillan Playing Fields Working in partnership with the Urban Villages Initiative, we have developed a long - term development plan to create a thriving, welcoming and shared space in Ballysillan. We have now developed initial designs for the playing fields and... More
    Opened 23 November 2018
  • Marrowbone Park - Consultation on proposals

    Improvements at Marrowbone Park We are working in partnership with Urban Villages Initiative on the comprehensive renewal of the existing park facilities at Marrowbone Millennium Park, Oldpark Road. We have now developed initial designs for the park and we want to hear your views. ... More
    Opened 23 November 2018
  • Belfast LDP 2035: draft Plan Strategy Sustainability Appraisal

    We're developing the new Local Development Plan (LDP) which is the land use plan for Belfast up to 2035. The plan will guide investment and set out policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of land across the city. Once adopted, the plan will be used to... More
    Opened 20 September 2018
  • Belfast LDP 2035 - Habitat Regulations Assessment

    We’re developing the new Local Development Plan (LDP) which is the land use plan for Belfast up to 2035. The Plan will guide investment and set out policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of land across the city. Once adopted the plan will be used to determine... More
    Opened 20 September 2018
  • Belfast LDP 2035 - Plan Strategy

    We’re developing the new Local Development Plan (LDP) which is the land use plan for Belfast up to 2035. The Plan will guide investment and set out policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of land across the city. Once adopted the plan will be used to determine... More
    Opened 20 September 2018
  • Belfast LDP 2035: draft Plan Strategy Equality Impact Assessment

    We're developing the new Local Development Plan (LDP) which is the land use plan for Belfast up to 2035. The plan will guide investment and set out policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of land across the city. Once adopted, the plan will be used to determine... More
    Opened 23 August 2018
  • Developer Contributions Framework (Draft)

    The draft Developer Contributions Framework sets out our approach to securing developer contributions as part of the planning application process. We will use it when assessing relevant planning applications across Belfast and it will also provide practical guidance for applicants, developers,... More
    Opened 13 August 2018
  • Waste Collection Consultation

    The Council is exploring ways of changing waste collection to improve the level of recycling and the quality of materials collected at the kerbside. This consultation is an opportunity to give your views on the options being considered. The survey should take around 15... More
    Opened 30 July 2018
  • Aquatics Strategy

    Belfast City Council, Active Belfast Limited and Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) are partners in delivering a leisure contract for Belfast. As partners, we have committed to developing an aquatics strategy for Belfast for the next 12 years, from 2018 to 2030. The strategy aims to... More
    Opened 24 July 2018
  • Inner North West Masterplan – Strategic Environmental and Habitats Regulation Assessments

    We’re developing a Masterplan for the Inner North West area of the city centre. Our aim is to guide the future development of the Inner North West area. We already consulted on the masterplan and received some interesting, positive and useful feedback. Partly because of this... More
    Opened 9 July 2018
  • Customer Contact Survey

    This survey is our first step in understanding the needs of our customers and residents when dealing with, or contacting, Belfast City Council. During the coming year, we will develop a new customer focus strategy with the aim of delivering improved services to you. We want to... More
    Opened 3 July 2018
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