By David Capener, reporting for VIEWdigital
South Belfast Partnership Board have launched their Leave No One Behind report. The report comes in response to Belfast City Council’s (BCC) consultation on the Preferred Options Paper for the Local Development Plan.
The report, launched on February 16, at an event in Belfast’s Accidental Theatre is based on feedback gathered at a symposium — attended by more than 150 people — hosted in partnership with Belfast Area Partnerships, South Belfast Neighbourhood renewal partnerships and Queens University Belfast.
BCC says that in preparing the Local Development Plan they aim to work with “local people, to create a clear vision of how the council area should develop and what it will look like in the years to come. The plan will provide a 15-year framework for the development of the city.
The Leave No One Behind report aims to bring a community perspective to the development plan, ensuring that BCC engages fully with all local communities, promoting a deeper dialogue and focusing on a community-led, collaborative approach to shaping the future of Belfast.
Speaking at the event, Dr Satish Kumar from Queens University said that “the target of the council’s development plan must be to tangibly improve the lives of the people who actually live in the city.”