Community Planning

What is Community Planning

Community Planning is a new local government function in Northern Ireland (NI) which seeks to embed an evidence-based approach to decision-making, with citizen participation and partnership working at its core. The Community Plan for the Fermanagh and Omagh district will set the strategic framework for developing public services into the future, to improve service delivery for the benefit of all citizens.

A Community Plan must identify long-term objectives and actions for:

  • Improving social, economic and environmental well-being and tackling poverty, exclusion and disadvantage.
  • Contributing to the achievement of sustainable development across the region.
  • Planning and improving public services.

 The four phased approach adopted in Fermanagh and Omagh in developing the draft Community Plan is outlined below:  

Phase 1         Data collection and Community Engagement

Phase 2         Partner involvement and draft Community Plan

Phase 3         Developing the partnership and commitment to draft Community Plan

Phase 4         Consider feedback and agree Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan

It is important that everyone is aware of the key part they can play in planning for the future of the area. There are many stakeholders and participants who must be involved, if it is to be a successful approach to service delivery and strategic policy making. The Council and its partners have committed themselves to ensuring a transparent, accountable and flexible approach.

As the lead organisation in the community planning process in Fermanagh and Omagh, the Council is required, by law, to produce a Community Plan every four years from April 2015 and to review it every two years and report on progress made.

The first draft of the Community Plan ‘ Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan’ was launched on the 3rd October 2016 for a period of 8 weeks’ consultation. Associated with the Community Plan is the Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey questionnaire here to send us your feedback

It is expected that the first ever Community Plan will be adopted on the 1st April 2017. Visit our engagement section to find out more on forthcoming events.

Contact us for more information:

Community Planning Team at:

The Grange
Mountjoy Road
Co Tyrone.
BT79 7BL

Telephone: 0300 303 1777

Text phone: 028 8225 6216