PPR's Response to Belfast City Council's "Reconnecting Open Spaces" Consultation


Language: English

Publisher: PPR

Published: May 20, 2021


The site of the former Mackie's factory in West Belfast is a vast swathe of publicly owned, derelict land, adjacent to the communities with the highest housing need in Northern Ireland.

In 2019 Belfast City Council launched a series of consultations related to the imminent transfer of a large portion of land to their ownership.

This consultation was entirely focused on its use as greenspace and an active transport corridor, and contained no proposals for the development of much needed social housing.

This was our response.