Inner North West Masterplan - Public Consultation

Closes 8 May 2018

Opened 13 Feb 2018


We have developed a Masterplan to guide the future development of the Inner North West area of Belfast city centre, and we would like to hear the views of the public on our proposals.

The area covers 42.4 acres and is located in the city centre.

The masterplan looks at the assets, challenges and opportunities and sets out design principles and character areas which could help improve this part of the city. 

Our vision

“The city centre between Donegall Square and Donegall Street will be transformed to create a vibrant place to live, work, shop and relax across a series of mixed use neighbourhoods.  Ulster University’s campus, new investment, student housing and the existing character will provide a welcoming quarter embodied by creativity, innovation, culture, 24-hour activity and well-being in the heart of the city centre.”

The full draft masterplan can be downloaded below.

Why We Are Consulting

The Belfast Agenda (2017) and the Belfast City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy (2015) set out a vision for the future development of Belfast. The Inner North West Masterplan will be key to delivering the priorities and wider ambitions of the city. Areas of the Inner North West are currently underdeveloped and in need of investment. There are a lot of opportunity sites and a growing interest in the area. There are also a number of large projects coming forward nearby such as the Ulster University and Former Royal Exchange. The masterplan aims to encourage, inform, influence and direct future proposals in the area.

We would like everyone to have an opportunity to comment on the Inner North West Masterplan so that we can ensure it is fit for purpose and meets the many needs of our city and those who live, work and visit here.


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