The Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Community Planning Partnership, launched the Armagh Place Plan, first community planning led Place Shaping Plan in Northern Ireland on 19 May 2022
Place shaping improves the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the place, ensuring aspirations of the community are being realised.
The Armagh Place Plan has been developed to help us understand and align key messages from policies such as Council’s Connected – A Community Plan, and the Strategic Planning Policy Statement for Northern Ireland 2015 which identifies ‘supporting good design and positive place making’ as one its five core planning principles and what these may mean for local places.
As a partnership, it was important that community engagement plays a key role in the development of place plans. Through the discovery journey the partnership learnt about the rich history and culture of Armagh, its iconic assets, ambitions and its potential.
The Armagh Place Plan is designed around four outcomes; a connected city, a green city, an engaging city and a healthy city. Collectively the plan developed seven typologies and thirty actions which will be delivered collaboratively across the partners to embrace the vision of the outcomes.