Leave No One Behind - Towards a Community Perspective on the Belfast City Council Local Development Plan

Cost: 
Free - £30
A city-wide symposium on the community perspective of Belfast City Council’s Local Development Plan
Leave No One Behind - Towards a Community Perspective on the Belfast City Council Local Development Plan

The Local Development Plan for Belfast is the greatest opportunity yet to have a meaningful conversation about the future planning framework for our city. It also offers an opportunity for our communities and neighbourhoods to influence the relationship between housing, businesses and office space in our neighbourhoods, and their connectivity to the city core.

South Belfast Partnership Board on behalf of the Belfast Area Partnerships is hosting a city symposium which will consider how we can work towards building a local development plan and how best community regeneration sits within it. We are particularly keen to explore how best to involve citizens and local communities in contributing to and developing the plan.

In this seminar we hope to achieve 3 key aims:
- Turning the tables from a top-down approach to planning
- Exploring and examining the strengths and successes of community-based development planning through examples of good practice
- Building a local development plan for Belfast that explores community-based models

DATE: Wednesday 29th March 2017

VENUE: Elmwood Hall, Belfast

SCHEDULE 

11:45am

REGISTRATION, TEA & COFFEE

12:15 PM

WELCOME

12:30 PM

REGENERATION & PROCUREMENT

1:00 PM

WHAT IS A LEARNING DEVELOPMENT PLAN?

1:15 PM

LDP THEMES:

  • A VIBRANT ECONOMY

  • A LIVEABLE PLACE

  • A SMART, CONNECTED & RESILIENT PLACE

  •  A GREEN & ACTIVE PLACE

  • HERITAGE 

2:45 PM

BREAKOUT FEEDBACK SESSION 

3:15 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - COMMUNITY LED REGENERATION

JACKIE SADEK & DR SATISH KUMAR

3:45 PM

BREAKOUT FEEDBACK SESSION 

4:15 PM

NEXT STEPS & EVALUATION 

4:30 PM

CLOSE 

What is a Local Development Plan?

A Local development plan is the council working with local people for a clear vision of how the council area should develop and what it will look like in the years to come. The key stages and timescales are set out in the LDP timetable to produce the Belfast City LDP by 2035.
It will include:
- A 15 year plan framework to support economic and social needs in the city, in line with regional strategies and policies, while providing the delivery of sustainable development
- Facilitate growth by coordinating public and private investment to encourage development where it can be of most benefit to the wellbeing of the community
- Allocate sufficient land to meet the needs of the city
- Provide an opportunity for all stakeholders, including the public, to have a say about where and how development within the local area should take place
- Provide a plan-led framework for rational and consistent decision making by the public, private and community sectors and those affected by development proposals
- Deliver the spatial aspects of The Belfast Agenda, the city's community plan

Key Note Speaker:
Jackie Sadek has nearly 30 years’ experience in property development, managing large-scale urban regeneration projects and public-private sector partnerships. She is a national spokesperson on regeneration matters, a speaker and broadcaster on regeneration issues. 

In 2010, Jackie was founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR), an organisation developing new models of delivery of regeneration projects, mostly working on new urban settlements in the East of England. 

From March 2014 to July 2016 Jackie held the position of Specialist Regeneration Adviser to Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. 

Jackie is shortly to take up post as the Independent Chair of the Northern Gateway Development Zone Partnership, covering two LEP areas and 7 local authorities, seeking to bring forward 100,000 new homes and 125,000 new jobs predicated on the investment into the HS2 Interchange at Crewe.

 

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Dates
  • Mar
    29
    12:00pm
Venue
Elmwood Hall
Elmwood Mews
Belfast
BT9 6BD
Contact Information
Sophie Rasmussen
02890244070