How our neighbourhoods are planned plays a major role for people’s everyday lives, and through that their health and wellbeing. Local communities have first hand experience and expertise of how the built environment shapes their health, which can inform and support the development of planning policy and practice. The new planning system offers new opportunities to maximise use of this evidence.
It also provided an opportunity to contribute views on the draft Belfast Planning Service Statement of Community Involvement, which is currently out for consultation. Planning authorities are required to engage the community in developing the new Local Development Plans. Drawing up a Statement of Community Involvement is the first step in this process, which offers an opportunity to integrate local level evidence into the development plan.
View consultation page on Belfast City Council website The consulatation closed on Thursday 31 December 2015
The event was organised in collaboration with North Belfast Partnership and is aimed in particular at the Belfast Area Partnerships and their partners.
Jonna Monaghan Belfast Healthy Cities
Dermot O'Kane Belfast City Council