Northern Ireland Planning Service

Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan

   
Plan Area: Belfast City, Carrickfergus Borough, Castlereagh Borough, Lisburn City, Newtownabbey Borough and North Down Borough Council Areas
Status:
Adopted
Date: 9 September 2014
Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Environment, under the provisions of Part III of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, has adopted the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan to the extent approved and endorsed in The Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan Adoption Statement 2014. The Plan, as adopted, became operative on 9 September 2014.
The Department for Regional Development has determined, in accordance with Article 28(7) of the Planning (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, that the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan is in general conformity with the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland 2035.
The Department has published a final version of the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan, incorporating the amendments outlined in the Adoption Statement.
The Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 covers the Belfast City, Carrickfergus Borough, Castlereagh Borough, Lisburn City, Newtownabbey Borough and North Down Borough Council Areas
Note:
In the case of any contradiction between the Development Plan published on paper and the digital version of the Development Plan presented on this Website, the provisions of the Development Plan published on paper will prevail.

Download the Statutory Plan

Please refer to the Map Library for the relevant Maps

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the Planning Appeals Commission Reports

Download the Habitats Regulations Assessment Report

Download the Equality Impact Assessment

Copies of the Plan

Hard copies of the Plan are available for public inspection in each of the relevant Area Planning Offices:
  • Belfast Area Planning Office;
  • Downpatrick Area Planning Office; and
  • Ballymena Area Planning Office
and the following Council Offices:
  • Belfast City Council - The City Hall, Belfast;
  • Lisburn City Council, Lagan Valley Island, The Island, Lisburn;
  • Carrickfergus Borough Council, Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus;
  • Castlereagh Borough Council, Civic & Administrative Offices, 1 Bradford Court, Upper Galwally;
  • Newtownabbey Borough Council, Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey; and
  • North Down Borough Council, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor.
Complementary DVDs containing the adopted Plan, including maps and Adoption Statement will be available for distribution in 3-4 weeks.  
Please address any requests and any queries regarding the Plan through the Belfast Area Planning Office mailbox: Belfast.planning@doeni.gov.uk.