Department for Communities

The Five Cs Public Consultation

Wednesday 30 September to Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 5pm

The Five Cs

What we're consulting on

The Department for Communities (DfC) in partnership with Belfast City Council is planning to deliver public realm improvement in Belfast City Centre. Doran Consulting have been commissioned to design specific improvements to deliver immediate, tangible benefits for those who live, work and visit the city centre.

The proposed improvements aim to:

  • Make the area more welcoming, safe and accessible with green streets
  • Contribute to creating a healthy, shared, vibrant and sustainable environment
  • Contribute to the change of Belfast to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport

This consultation is aimed at giving everyone the opportunity to influence/shape the public realm improvements ahead of the next stage of the design process and submission of a planning application. The implementation and delivery of the project will be subject to funding, economic appraisal and the availability of public resources.

Key Scheme Dates

  • Public Consultation - Wednesday 30 September to 5 pm Tuesday 22 December 2020
  • Planning Application started - Mid 2021
  • Construction Commencement - Mid to Late 2022

What Happens Next

Please review the information presented within this website and then complete the Feedback form. Your responses will be used solely for this consultation and will be kept confidential. Any comments used will be kept anonymous and individuals will not be identified.


Belfast City Council
Doran Consulting
Park Hood