Village Renewal Scheme – Hannahstown Village

Closed 25 Oct 2016

Opened 5 Oct 2016


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.

Each village plan will seek to improve rural villages by working in collaboration with a range of government departments and agencies.   

The Rural Development Programme is delivered on behalf of DAERA by ten local action groups which align to the new council areas.  As there are only two villages in the Belfast council area that can be classified as rural areas, it was agreed that these should form part of the Lagan Rural Partnership – the local action group managed by the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.  Belfast City Council also sits on this partnership to represent the interests of our two rural villages – Hannahstown and Edenderry.

Earlier this year, the Lagan Rural Partnership appointed Ove Arup and Partners (Arup) to facilitate the development of the village renewal plans within its area.   Based on background research, visits to the village and stakeholder workshops, Arup developed a draft renewal plan for Hannahstown Village and now wishes to get the views of the local community on the draft plan.  

Arup will collate the responses and will use this to inform the development of an action plan. 

More information on the projects outlined in the draft Hannahstown village plan is provided here or click on the PDF version at the bottom of this page 

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Why We Are Consulting

Following consultation with the community of Hannahstown and stakeholders, various projects have been identified which could contribute to the social and physical renewal of Hannahstown.  We want to hear your views on the proposed projects and initiatives outlined in the draft Village Renewal Plan.  We are keen to get your feedback on how the outlined projects could add to the social, economic or environmental renewal of the village.

Arup consultancy will be collating all the responses.  To provide feedback on the draft plan please, download the word document, save it and return it by email to: Kieran Carlin at

Alternatively returns can be posted to:


Bedford House

3rd Floor

16-22 Bedford Street







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