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Belfast, BT15 5AP
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Many Interface and barriers in Belfast separate residential areas or are in parts of the city which have not been priorities for economic development. If we are true to the aspiration to create a ‘shared city’, then, economic development should be more equally placed. Without a comprehensive and proactive planning framework blighted areas never gain the confidence to change.
The area between the Falls and Shankill was once filled with large mills and commerce, one of the early economic drivers of the city. It is well connected to motorway network and is of comparable scale to the first phase of Titanic Quarter and the Cultural Quarter around the Cathedral.
To unlock its potential for inward investment and opportunities, a more proactive planning approach is needed so that community partners might lead and own this process, priming the Interface for investment that would benefit each neighbourhood.