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Big Plans for Lisburn & Castlereagh

January 16, 2017

Nurture and reap the rewards

The Strategic Community Planning Partnership’s Draft Community Plan has been produced following a series of community conversations with local residents, businesses and community groups along with key partners from local authorities and government agencies and is launched today.  The document outlines the actions required to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in the area.  It is the first step in setting out what we want to achieve highlighting our future aspirations for the next 15 years.

The Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield, MBE, said: “I am delighted to see this major piece of work get underway and would encourage all parts of the community to read it and find out what the plan entails.”

Speaking at the launch of the plan, Chairman of the Strategic Community Planning Partnership, Alderman William Leathem, explained: “The focus of the plan is on you.  Improving your life through better health, work, education, childhood and old age.  An eight-week consultation process will now begin and we are hoping to see as many people as possible expressing their views. There are many ways you can provide your feedback before the consultation ends at 5.00pm on the 13th March, so use your voice and contribute to your community’s future.”

The Chief Executive, Dr. Theresa Donaldson, said “Members of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council community now have a unique opportunity to shape the future of their area following this launch.  We look forward to hearing from the community.”

The draft community plan is now available to view at: You can submit your feedback in writing to the Council’s Community Planning Manager, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL or at: email: use: #LCCC_YourSay or by completing the online survey on the Council’s website.

A series of community engagement sessions will also take place for you view the draft plan and submit your feedback.  Please see below for details.

  • Thursday 2nd February, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
  • Thursday 2nd February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
  • Tuesday 7th February, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Function Suite, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6RB
  • Tuesday 7th February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Function Suite, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6RB
  • Thursday 9th February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Committee Room, Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff, BT8 8HT
  • Wednesday 15th February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Main Hall, Enler Community Centre, 9 Craigleigh Drive, Dundonald, BT16 2QP
  • Wednesday 22nd February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Function Room, Maghaberry Community Centre, Maghaberry Road, Maghaberry, BT67 0JG
  • Wednesday 1st March, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6AR

To book a place at any of the sessions please email:


The final Community Plan will be published in April 2017 followed by a detailed action plan for the first two years of the plan, from 2017 to 2019. 

Please note the public consultation ends at 5.00pm, 13th March 2017.

For further information on the Draft Community Plan please contact our Community Planning Manager, Catharine McWhirter on Tel: 028 9244 7513 or email: or