Information event: Belfast Local Development Plan and draft Developer Contributions Framework

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1 November 2018 -
9:30am to 11:30am

On Thursday 1 November, NICVA will host officials from Belfast City Council for an Information Event on the Council's Local Development Plan draft Plan Strategy, as well as its draft Developer Contributions Framework.

This event is aimed at the voluntary and community sector. Attendees will hear directly from the Council on the detail and proposals in both the LDP draft Plan Strategy and the draft Developer Contributions Framework, which are both out to consultation.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide further comment directly to the Council’s Local Development Planning Team.

The event will cover:

  • How land-use planning will shape the city
  • Principles of the LDP draft Plan Strategy, including timelines and engagement
  • Principles of the draft Developer Contributions Framework
  • Questions, answers and comments from the floor

Spaces at the event are free, but will be limited. You can register for this event here.

What is the Local Development Plan?

Belfast’s Local Development Plan (LDP) is the land-use plan for Belfast up to 2035 and will set out the policies and proposals for the use, development and protection of land across the city. The LDP will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to have a say about where and how development within the area should take place and provide a framework for rational and consistent decision-making. It will also deliver the spatial aspects of The Belfast Agenda, Belfast’s community plan.

The LDP’s draft Plan Strategy, which is currently out for consultation, is a strategic policy framework for the LDP area as a whole across a range of topics. It will set out an ambitious vision for Belfast as well as the objective and strategic policies to deliver that vision.

The consultation on the LDP draft Plan Strategy is running until 15 November 2018 and further documentation and details on how to respond can be obtained here.


What is the draft Developer Contributions Framework?

Developer Contributions are a planning tool normally secured by way of a planning agreement provided for in Section 76 of the Planning Act 2011. Their purpose is to ensure new development is managed appropriately and that any additional pressures placed on existing infrastructure is mitigated.

Belfast’s draft Developer Contributions Framework sets out Belfast City Council’s approach to securing developer contributions as part of the planning application process.

The draft Framework is designed to bring greater transparency and certainty to the planning application process and to clarify to citizens the main circumstances when the Council will seek developer contributions to mitigate the impact of new development on infrastructure and the environment.

The consultation is running until 5 November 2018 and you can respond here.


Free event, spaces are limited.

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