Framing the Agenda

Things are changing at a rapid pace in our city and it’s sometimes difficult to get our views heard. Here’s our chance – perhaps the last chance to effect these areas of policy.

The Belfast Conversation initiated by Belfast City Council’s CEO Suzanne Wylie set the framework for the BELFAST AGENDA.

Now, the consultation on the Belfast Agenda closes on the 20th April. The consultation on the LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN which is the spatial element of the Belfast Agenda closes on the same day.

The LDP reaches beyond the horizon of the Belfast Agenda and will dictate land use in the city all the way to the year 2035, and will literally shape Belfast for the next generation.

There is a crucial discussion required regarding the city, particularly the schemes proposed for Cathedral Quarter. The future of this conservation area, with its vibrant cultural identity and historic fabric is in the balance.

This is an opportunity for the Arts sector, incredibly under-represented in both these agendas, to come together to discuss responses to the consultations.

Callie Persic and Kim Walsh from the Belfast City Council will be in attendance to facilitate the discussion, as will Conor Shields, Community Arts Partnership’s Chief Executive.

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