Our vision is to be a leader in creating a healthy and equitable European city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

Planning for Healthy Communities – engaging local expertise

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.

Workshop Report

Planning for Healthy Communities – engaging local expertise

Presentations

Planning and public health – creating healthy cities

Jonna Monaghan  Belfast Healthy Cities

The New Planning System

Dermot O'Kane   Belfast City Council