Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched an exciting opportunity for local restaurants and cafés to express an interest in developing a parklet outside their premises. This initiative is part of the COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Scheme and will be funded by LCCC, in partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC), for businesses that do not currently have any outside space for their customers.

A parklet is an extension of the footpath, or similar area, that provides more space and amenities for people using the street or road. They offer a place to stop, rest and enjoy alfresco dining, while taking in the activities of the area. Parklets are a way of repurposing road space into people focused spaces and are usually installed in on-street parking bays.  

This is an open invitation for existing restaurants and cafés within the urban centres of Lisburn, Carryduff, Dundonald and Forestside, and the rural towns and villages within the council area (with a population of more than 3,500 people), to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for review by the council.

If you'd like to express an interest in developing a parklet, please email melanie.finn@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk by 5pm on Monday 26th April 2021 to receive an application form.  You can also call 028 9244 7542 to find out more.

Eligible submissions will be invited to support a full application to the Department for Infrastructure. Once installed, the council will then hand over responsibility to the successful applicant/business who will then continue to ensure the area remains safely maintained, attractive and clean for its users.