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Community Planning

Pictured at the launch of the Lisburn & Castlereagh Draft Community Plan are the Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE; Chairman of the Strategic Community Planning Partnership, Alderman William Leathem; Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr. Theresa Donaldson and representatives from partner organisations.

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 Draft Community plan has now 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.  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.

Draft Community Plan coverDraft Community Plan title

  Draft Community Plan

  Draft Community Plan - Overview

  Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Baseline Report

  Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report

  Equality Impact Assessment Screening Report


An eight-week consultation process will now begin and you have the opportunity to ‘Have Your Say’ in the following ways before the consultation ends at 5.00pm on the 13th March.

Online Survey: Have your say by completing our online survey

In Writing: Submit your feedback in writing to the Council’s Community Planning Manager, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL

By Email:

On Twitter: #LCCC_YourSay

Come along to one of our Community Engagement Sessions below:-


  • 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:

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: