Strategic Planning oversees delivery of West Lisburn Development Framework

Strategic Planning oversees delivery of West Lisburn Development Framework

Strategic Planning is delighted to have successfully overseen the delivery of the West Lisburn Development Framework.

We were retained by Lisburn City Council in April 2014 to prepare a development framework for the lands to the west of Lisburn City. The Council has been promoting the development of lands since the mid 1990s, highlighting the important strategic location of the area, not only because it is located at the confluence of two of the main transport corridors in the northern part of the island of Ireland, but it also contains a number of key parcels of land, each of which are of at least sub-regional importance in their own right.

The subject lands include Knockmore/ Lissue, Blaris, Sprucefield, Lisburn Golf Course, part of Culcavey, Halftown, Kesh Bridge, Long Kesh, Lurganure, Maze Long Kesh (MLK) and Down Royal Racecourse covering an area of approximately 3,500 acres and including the strategically important sites of Sprucefield Regional Shopping Centre and Maze Long Kesh site.

Lisburn City Council was keen to develop a framework for West Lisburn which will present these major assets under one co-ordinated strategy in order to attract prospective investors through giving clear advice and guidance of the Council’s intentions for the area, so as to help realise what is possible in terms of development in the locality.

Strategic Planning partnered with AECOM and RSM McClure Watters to produce the plan. The process involved a full review of all existing plans and strategies for the area and an extensive consultation exercise with the local communities, stakeholders and statutory agencies consultation, with significant input from Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation. Following production of the draft plan, a further round of consultation was carried out with the original consultees and all views taken into consideration in the production of the final document.

The West Lisburn Development Framework was presented to the Lisburn Castlereagh City Council Shadow Planning Committee in November 2014, with the final plan being submitted to the Council in March 2015.

This is a non-statutory framework plan produced with the intention of being the overarching strategy document for the subject lands for the 20 year period to 2035 and will be an important tool in helping to inform the production of the forthcoming Lisburn Castlereagh Local Plan, which the Council will commence preparation of in 2015.

Read more about Strategic Planning's involvement in this project here: http://strategicplanning.uk.com/case-studies/81/west-lisburn-development-framework/

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