Members of the Strategic Community Planning Partnership who met in June 2019 to discuss progress on the Community Plan.

Community Planning

Community Planning is a new responsibility for Councils in Northern Ireland. This brings local authorities in Northern Ireland into line with counterparts in England, Scotland and Wales.

Community Planning involves integrating all the various streams of public life eg. health, education, community safety, the voluntary sector, arts and leisure etc. to produce a plan that will set out the future direction of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.  The Council will work with statutory bodies and the wider community to develop a shared vision and a Community Plan.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Community plan has now been launched outlining a collective vision of how the community can be improved in the future for everyone who lives, works or visits the area. The Plan not only represents the aspirations of the entire community, it also ensures that there is a unified approach in creating a better future for everyone.

The focus of the Community Plan is on you and is built around the five key themes of: Children and Young People, The Economy, Health and Well-being, Where We Live and Our Community and each theme has achievable goals over the 15-year lifetime of the Plan which will contribute to the overall vision. The next step is for the Partnership to produce a detailed action plan from 2017-2019 of how the vision can be achieved. To download your copy click on the link below.

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 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Plan

 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Baseline Report

  Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report

  Equality Impact Assessment Screening Report

Anybody wanting to find out more about the Council's community planning activities should contact our Community Planning Manager, Catharine McWhirter on Tel: 028 9244 7513 or email:

To view the latest booklet on the Carnegie UK Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project please click here