Area Plans

Centre

draft Western Quarter Public Realm Analysis & Vision (2016)

Commissioned by Belfast City Council during late 2015, the document is currently at draft stage.

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Linen Quarter Public Realm Analysis & Vision (2016)

Prepared by Planit Intelligent Environments for Belfast City Council. The analysis includes a number of key proposals; (1) introduce new public spaces; (2) redefine streets and promote a different street hierarchy; (3) retain and build on the area’s important building stock, and; (4) set guidance for new buildings.

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City Centre Regeneration & Investment Strategy (2015)

Prepared by Urban Strategies for Belfast City Council. The strategy aims to (1) increase the employment population; (2) increase the residential population; (3) manage the retail offer; (4) maximise the tourism opportunity; (5) create a regional learning and innovation centre; (6) create a green centre, accessible to cyclists and walkers; (7) connect to the city around, and; (8) enhance shared space and social impact.

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Belfast Urban Regeneration Potential Study (2012)

Prepared by Deloitte for DSD. The study assessed the economic, physical and social needs and potential of Belfast and identified the potential drivers to optimise Belfast’s regeneration potential. The report concluded that DSD should focus on five key themes: (1) Knowledge Economy; (2) Creative Industries and Media; (3) Retail and leisure; (4) City Centre Living; (5) Tourism and Conferences.

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Northside Urban Village Regeneration Framework (2009)

The Framework sets out the vision for the ‘Northside Urban Village’. The area is proposed as a location for residential and aims to attract creative industries, tourism, cultural and arts development. The document identifies a potential new public space at the junction of Little Donegall Street and Library Street.

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Westside Regeneration Masterplan (2009)

A Masterplan commissioned by DSD to establish a vision for the area. The document proposes a ‘mixed-use quarter’, with an emphasis on encouraging new restaurants, cafés, bars and living accommodation, whilst also strengthening the area as a location for independent and specialist retailers.

The Masterplan outlines the potential to provide over 300 residential units, over 50,000ft2 of retail, leisure and office space and up to 300 hotel rooms.

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North East Quarter Masterplan (2005)

A Masterplan commissioned by DSD to set out guidance on the proposed range, mix and location of uses in the area bounded by Royal Avenue to the west, Donegall Street to the north-east and Castle Place, Waring Street and High Street to the south. The plan proposes a retail-led regeneration scheme with an anchor retail store located between North Street and Donegall Street.

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North West Quarter Masterplan (2005)

A Masterplan commissioned by DSD to set out the vision for a proposed redevelopment of Castlecourt Shopping Centre. The plan outlines a plan to maximise the retail-led regeneration opportunity within the area.

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City Centre Regeneration Policy Framework (2003)

Prepared by GVA Grimley for DSD. The Framework sets out a strategy for the regeneration of the City Centre.

Three core goals are outlined as: (1) create a vibrant City; (2) improve accessibility to the City Centre; (3) enhance the public realm.

Four Action Areas are identified as: (1) South East Quarter including Victoria Square; (2) North East Quarter, including Cathedral Quarter; (3) North West Quarter, including CastleCourt and North Street; (4) South West Quarter, including Fountain Street.

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East

East Bank Strategy (2016)

Commissioned by Belfast City Council to provide a strategy for the ‘East Bank’: Sirocco site, Queens Quay and the ‘shatter zone’.

The strategy is currently at draft stage. The final strategy will integrate existing statutory and non-statutory plans and development projects planned for the area, including approved developments and the emerging Urban Villages work.

This will provide a comprehensive strategy for the area with short – long term recommendations and actions.

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Urban Villages: EastSide Strategic Framework (2016)

The Framework outlines the local context under three headings; strengths, symptoms and causes. It looks towards the future and sets out Strategic Actions to help inform future investment plans.

The Framework also outlines projects and programmes within the remit of the Executive Office, and those that will be collaborative with other Departments.

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Queen's Quay Masterplan (2013)

Developed by a multi-disciplinary team, led by Deloitte, including Benoy and Peter Brett Associates. The Masterplan sets out the proposed range, mix and location of uses for Queen’s Quay.

The Queen’s Quay masterplan proposes up to 500,000ft2 of mixed use development to include a hotel, residential building, leisure uses and car parking.

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Holywood Arches Framework (2012)

An Urban Design Framework and Study for the Holywood Arches area. Commissioned by East Belfast Partnership Board and undertaken by Hackett Hall McKnight Architects.

 

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North

Urban Villages: North Belfast Strategic Framework (2016)

The Framework outlines the local context under three headings; strengths, symptoms and causes. It looks towards the future and sets out Strategic Actions to help inform future investment plans.

The Framework also outlines projects and programmes within the remit of the Executive Office, and those that will be collaborative with other Departments.

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draft Greater Clarendon (Sailortown) Masterplan (2016)

Prepared by GVA Grimley for the Department for Communities and currently at draft stage. The Masterplan aims to provide a framework for the development of the area.

The Masterplan outlines opportunities to improve transport connections and promote employment and housing opportunities.

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Greater Ballysillan Masterplan (2014)

Prepared by The Paul Hogarth Company for the Department for Communities. The masterplan sets out a vision for the future of the Greater Ballysillan Area of North Belfast.

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Crumlin Road Gaol & Girdwood Park Masterplan (2010)

A Masterplan for the Crumlin Road Gaol / Girdwood Park site in North Belfast. Prepared by BDP for the Department for Social Development in 2007.
Proposals set out within the Masterplan include: Re-use of the Gaol; access road connecting the Crumlin Road and Antrim Road; leisure facilities; residential development; car parking facilities; Mater Hospital extension, and; redevelopment of St Malachy’s College.

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South

Urban Villages: South Belfast Strategic Framework (2016)

The Framework outlines the local context under three headings; strengths, symptoms and causes. It looks towards the future and sets out Strategic Actions to help inform future investment plans.

The Framework also outlines projects and programmes within the remit of the Executive Office, and those that will be collaborative with other Departments.

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Draft South West Gateway Masterplan (2014)

Prepared by The Paul Hogarth Company for the Department for Communities. Currently at draft stage.

The South West Gateway includes the Boucher and Andersonstown areas of Belfast.

The plan sets a vision for the future and a series of 10 proposed actions, including a community greenway and new pedestrian / cycle bridge across the M1 Motorway.

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South Belfast Strategic Regeneration Framework (2008)

Prepared by Hyder Consulting for the South Belfast Partnership.

The aim of the strategy is to guide public and private investment over a 10 year period and to identify and support existing measures which contribute to the wider strategic plan and vision.

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West

Urban Villages: West Belfast Strategic Framework (2016)

The Framework outlines the local context under three headings; strengths, symptoms and causes. It looks towards the future and sets out Strategic Actions to help inform future investment plans.

The Framework also outlines projects and programmes within the remit of the Executive Office, and those that will be collaborative with other Departments.

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Greater Shankill Strategic Regeneration Framework (2008)

Prepared by The Paul Hogarth Company for Greater Shankill Partnership.

The Framework provides an overview of regeneration priorities throughout the area.

 

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