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  • Extension of Sunday trading hours in Belfast

    We’re consulting on a proposal to designate Belfast as a ‘holiday resort’ under Article 6 of the Shops (Sunday Trading &c.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997. This would allow large shops to extend their Sunday trading hours on up to 18 Sundays in any calendar year between 1 March and 30... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • The Belfast Agenda (draft for consultation)

    The Belfast Agenda is Belfast’s first community plan. We want a city that provides a high quality of life for everyone who lives here and we want to make the city a great place for the many people who come here to work, study, visit or set up and grow their business. This plan sets... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on the draft Belfast Agenda

    In preparing the draft Belfast Agenda, Belfast's first community plan, we have considered the potential for significant environmental effects arising from the plan's long term outcomes and ambitions, 4 year priorities, stretch goals and related workstreams. This assessment is in the form of a... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Equality Impact Assessment on the Preferred Options Paper of the Local Development Plan

    We're developing the Draft 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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the draft Belfast Agenda

    The Belfast Agenda is Belfast’s first community plan. This high level plan sets out a new shared vision and bold ambitions for Belfast‘s future. It describes the quality of life outcomes we want for all residents and outlines the priorities we need to be focusing on over the next four years... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • LDP Interim Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment) Consultation

    We're developing the Draft 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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Preferred Options Paper (POP) consultation for the Local Development Plan (LDP)

    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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Navarra Place Playground Consultation

    We're working with the Department for Justice and Greater Whitewell Community Surgery on a proposal to improve the playground at Navarra Place. As part of the improvements, if there is community support for this, we would hope to address the interface structure at Navarra Place and Serpentine... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Colin Park and Play Park - Consultation on draft designs

    A new park for Colin We are working in partnership with Urban Village Initiative to design a brand new public park and play park in the Colin area. We have now developed initial designs for the new park and we want to hear your views. Location of new park This embedded content... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Assess feasibility for a Freight Consolidation Centre (FCC) in Belfast

    In 2015 we developed and launched a new Air Quality Action Plan for the city. This plan was developed in partnership with a range of statutory agencies. In this plan partners committed to delivering a range of measures to improve air quality in Belfast. One action from this plan is to assess... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Andersonstown Leisure Centre consultation- refined designs

    We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities. As part of the Leisure... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Draft Belfast City Council Equality Action Plan 2017-21

    This draft Equality Action Plan runs from April 2017 until March 2021, and contributes to our compliance with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. It is also a plan which outlines how we will address the key inequalities in our ambitions to create a city in which people love to live,... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • To Let Boards - Finding a better solution

    This consultation is being undertaken to gather the views of residents, estate agents and landlords regarding the need to control To Let signs in the Queens, Stranmillis, Botanic, Holyland and Malone areas. To Let signs are controlled by the Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Audit of good relations needs in the Belfast City Council area

    We are undertaking an audit of good relations needs in the Belfast City Council electoral area. We intend to use the findings to identify key areas of work that should be included in our Good Relations Action Plan. We view good relations as promoting better relationships between people from... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Draft Car Parking Strategy and Action Plan

    Our City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy, published in September 2015, identified car parking as a major issue for Belfast city centre and recommended that we work with the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to develop and implement a strategy for car parking for Belfast. Last year... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Village Renewal Scheme – Hannahstown Village

    The Village Renewal Scheme forms part of the Rural Development Programme, which is managed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The scheme will provide financial support to help local communities, DAERA and councils draft integrated village renewal plans. ... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Brook Activity Centre consultation

    We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities. As part of the Leisure... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Andersonstown Leisure Centre consultation

    We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities. As part of the Leisure... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Robinson Centre consultation

    We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities. As part of the Leisure... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Street Trading Fees Consultation 2016

    We are currently reviewing our street trading fees. Under Section 15 of the Street Trading Act (NI) 2001 we can charge fees to recover the cost of administering the street trading licence scheme. This means we can charge a fee for: issuing or renewing a street trading licence; ... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Village Renewal Scheme – Edenderry Village

    The Village Renewal Scheme forms part of the Rural Development Programme, which is managed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The scheme will provide financial support to help local communities, DAERA and councils draft integrated village renewal plans. ... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Pavement café licence fees consultation

    The Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (NI) 2014 will come in to operation on 1 October 2016. After this date, pavement cafés in Belfast will need to have a licence from us. A pavement café licence authorises a person who owns a business involving the supply of food or drink (in or from... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • PCSP - Draft Disability Action Plans

    The Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the four District PCSPs were established on 1 April 2012 under the Justice Act (NI) 2012. Each partnership is made up of elected and independent members and representatives from the statutory sector. The role of the PCSPs is to... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • PCSP - Draft Equality Schemes

    The Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and District PCSPs were established on 1 April 2012 under the Justice Act (NI) 2012. Each partnership is made up of elected and independent members and representatives from the statutory sector. The role of the PCSPs is to make... More
    Closed 9 months ago
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