Belfast Coastal Reserve Management Plan Update

The Belfast Coastal Reserve Management Plan is now available to download from the links below and in the document library.

The management plan strikes a balance between protecting the environmental values of the reserve, while maintaining opportunities for recreation.

The plan includes the establishment of two zones within the reserve to balance protection of the reserve's environmental and cultural assets, with recreational opportunities.

The plan was developed following extensive community engagement between March 2017 and March 2018, with a draft plan open for public comment from January to March 2018. More than 800 people participated in the consultation process, including local residents, visitors to the region, key stakeholders and members affiliated with stakeholder organisations.

There were more than 400 written submissions, 400 online surveys and 250 quick poll surveys completed during this process, with all feedback carefully considered in preparing the final management plan. An independently prepared engagement summary report is available below.