East Bank Development – Environmental, Rural and Equality Assessments

Closed 8 May 2018

Opened 13 Feb 2018


We’ve developed a strategy for an area east of the River Lagan described as the East Bank. Our aim is to inform planning and investment decisions that will impact the long-term development of this area.

We’ve already consulted on the strategy and received some interesting, positive and useful feedback. Partly because of this feedback, we have undertaken further analysis to better understand the potential impact of our strategy on the environment, on people from rural areas, and on good relations. We have also considered if it might have any impact from the perspective of equalities or disability concerns.

For this consultation we would like to hear your views on our analysis, whether you agree with our findings or whether you think there are others factors we need to consider. Copies of all of our analysis, and the original draft strategy, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Background information on the East Bank Strategy

The area comprises 43 acres with a long frontage of 865m along the river. It runs from the SSE Arena car park at its northern end to the Sirocco Works site to the south and is bounded by Short Strand to the east.

The draft strategy contains proposals for how the area might be developed and better connected to the city centre and the communities adjacent to it.

Our vision

“By 2030, East Bank will be fully woven into the fabric of the city centre. It will be lively, diverse, accessible and well connected to the city core, the River Lagan and surrounding communities; providing places to live, work and socialise.”

The following Google map shows the general East Bank area:



What happens next

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the East Bank Development Strategy.

When the consultation period ends the responses will be carefully considered and a report will be prepared containing a summary of the issues raised. The report will also include proposals to amend the draft Strategy to address these comments where appropriate. The finalised Development Strategy will be presented to the Council for consideration in Summer 2018.


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