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Draft Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan

   
In May 2017 the Court of Appeal delivered its decision on an appeal made by Belfast City Council regarding a remedy previously agreed by the High Court relating to the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (BMAP) challenge.  The Court of Appeal found that the remedy accepted by the High Court was impermissible. Consequently a revised Order was issued confirming that the decision of the then Environment Minister to direct adoption of the plan was unlawful and the purported adoption was of no force or effect, therefore BMAP remains unadopted.  Further information on the judgement and the Order is available through the Courts NI website.  The Order is not freely available but can be purchased.
In light of the Court of Appeal’s judgement the draft Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan has been made available for information along with other departmental development plans for the Belfast Metropolitan Area which are now extant as a result of the judgement.
The Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 covers the Belfast City, Carrickfergus Borough, Castlereagh Borough, Lisburn City, Newtownabbey Borough and North Down Borough Council Areas
Plan Area: Belfast City, Carrickfergus Borough, Castlereagh Borough, Lisburn City, Newtownabbey Borough and North Down Borough Council Areas
Status:
Draft
Date: 30 November 2004
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 Draft Plan

Please refer to the Map Library for the relevant Maps.

Technical Supplements

Plan Amendment

Following the publication of the draft Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 on 30 November 2004, the Department invited both representations in support of or objections to the plan over an 8 week period ending on 25 January 2005.
In order to reflect changes in the planning context and to address a number of omissions and inaccuracies that were identified, a Plan Amendment (Plan Amendment No. 1) was published on 14 February 2006.  The Plan Amendment consists of addenda and revisions including additions, changes and deletions to the Plan Proposals.
The revised text and maps amend the relevant original text and maps published in the draft Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015.
Please refer to the Map Library for the loose maps noted in the Map Booklet

Historical Plans

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