Community Planning is quite new responsibility for councils in Northern Ireland. It involves working in partnership with those who deliver public services to develop a shared vision and agree actions which will make a real difference to people’s lives.
In April 2015, when the 11 new councils were created, they were given the responsibility of leading the community planning process for their district.
Each council is required by law to work in partnership with a range of service providers and the community to develop and apply a shared vision for promoting social, economic and environmental wellbeing in its area.
Where relevant, these plans complement and support the outcomes, actions and indicators in the Programme for Government. This process is called Community Planning. Plans concentrate on the actions that improve the outcomes for people who live and work in each council area.
Councils' Community Plans have been published and are available to view or download below.
- Antrim and Newtownabbey
- Ards & North Down
- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Plan
- Belfast Agenda
- Causeway, Coast and Glens
- Derry City and Strabane Community Planning
- Fermanagh and Omagh
- Lisburn and Castlereagh
- Mid and East Antrim
- Mid Ulster Community Plan
- Newry, Mourne and Down