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The Local Development Plan for Lisburn Castlereagh Has Been Launched

The Local Development Plan for Lisburn Castlereagh Has Been Launched

March 31, 2017

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council launched its Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper on the 30th March at Hillsborough Castle.

This consultation paper is a first step in developing the new Local Development Plan for the Lisburn Castlereagh area and the eight week consultation period will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.

The Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE, welcoming guests to the launch, said: “Our Local Development Plan is strongly linked to the Council's investment message that Lisburn Castlereagh is the number one choice for investment due to its unique location on the North-South economic corridor, its talented and skilled workforce, its competitive costs and its superb infrastructure. A number of key issues have been identified within the Local Development Plan that open up a number of development opportunities across the Council area.”

Dr Theresa Donaldson, Chief Executive added: “Significant time and partnership working has been invested in this project to date; and the Council would like to hear the views of its ratepayers on this plan that will shape the development of the area, now and in the future.  Through the implementation of this plan, which will grow our area strategically and sustainably, there is the potential for 6,500 new jobs to be created alongside increased housing stock and retailing opportunities.”

Councillor Alexander Redpath, Chairman of the Planning Committee, speaking at the launch, said: “As the spatial reflection of the Community Plan, the Local Development Plan strives to maximise the assets and advantages of our regionally valuable location, encourage a high quality built and natural environment and create welcoming shared spaces and vibrant communities.

“In partnership with everyone who lives, works and invests in the area, the Council has far-reaching goals to create sustainable communities and drive economic growth and employment. This will be achieved through the provision and promotion of business, investment, trade development in new international markets, tourism, recreation, leisure and open space,” concluded Councillor Redpath.

Residents and local businesses are encouraged to get involved and have your say about shaping the future of our Council area. 

The POP and all relevant supporting documents can be viewed on the Council’s website at  and will also be available for examination from 9.00am – 5.00pm (Monday to Friday) in the Council offices at Lagan Valley Island.

You can respond in a number of ways: complete our online survey at , complete the Preferred Options Response Form and email to or send a written submission to the Local Development Plan Team at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL.

The planned drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity to speak with the Local Development Team.  They will be taking place at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 6th April, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
  • Thursday 6th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
  • Tuesday 11th April, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Function Suite, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6RB
  • Tuesday 11th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Function Suite, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6RB
  • Thursday 13th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Committee Room, Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff, BT8 8HT
  • Wednesday 19th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Main Hall, Enler Community Centre, 9 Craigleigh Drive, Dundonald, BT16 2QP
  • Wednesday 26th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Function Room, Maghaberry Community Centre, Maghaberry Road, Maghaberry, BT67 0JG
  • Wednesday 3rd May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6AR