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Road closures

Any person wishing to prohibit or restrict traffic using public roads to facilitate special events (any sporting event, social event, entertainment or the making of a film) taking place the public road, may apply to the council. 

After public notification and consultation with various statutory bodies including the PSNI and NIFRS and after receiving the consent of the Department for Infrastructure Roads, the council will determine if a Road Closure Order is to be made. 

Department for Infrastructure Roads has responsibility for special roads such as the motorways and the Westlink.

The making of a film includes the making of TV programmes, films or advertisements.

There are a number of activities which are not “special events” for the purposes of this legislation. These are:

  • public processions 
  • motor road races
  • cycle races or trials. 

Applicants should note that although the legislation provides the power to prohibit or restrict the use of a public road, pedestrian access to any premises situated on or adjacent to the road or any other premises accessible for pedestrians from, and only from, the road must be maintained at all times.

Guidance for promoters of events (PDF - 423KB) issued by the Department for Infrastructure is available to download.

Advertising your road closure

You must provide plenty of notice in order to publicly advertise the road closure. It will also be added to this council website. You must allow a 21 day period for representations to be submitted and to be determined by the council. 

Current applications

 Road  Date and time of closure  Purpose   Applicant Date published Download details 
Pacific Avenue 10 July
9am - 1pm
Filming Richard Glenholmes  14 June 2018 Printed notice (PDF - 600KB)
Road closure map - (PDF - 248KB)
Twaddell Avenue  11 July
11.30am - 2pm
Street party Alfie McCrory 20 June 2018 Printed notice (PDF - 605KB)
Road closure map - (PDF 151KB)
The Mount  16 July 
9am - 3pm
Filming Richard Glenholmes 21 June 2018 Printed notice (PDF - 605KB)
Road closure map - (PDF 279KB)

Great Patrick Street at its junction with York Street (City bound), Waring Street, Albert Square, Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Queen’s Quay, Middlepath Street to junction with Dalton Street closed to vehicular traffic from 7.30am to 11:30am. 

Ann Street from Oxford Street to Victoria Street closed to vehicular traffic from 6am to 12.30pm.

May Street from Oxford Street to Victoria Street closed to vehicular traffic from 6am to 12.30pm. Access will be retained for St George’s Market traders.

Victoria Street from May Street to Chichester Street closed to vehicular traffic from 6am to 12.30pm.

Lane restriction
A single right hand lane will be restricted between 7.30am to 12.30pm on Oxford Street, May Street, Donegall Square South, Donegall Square West, Donegall Square North, Chichester Street and Victoria Street.

Suspension of bus lane Oxford Street 7.30am to 12.30pm.

 22 July
 6am - 12.30pm
Triathlon Conal Heatley 30 June 2018

Printed notice (PDF - 633KB)

Road closure map 1 - (PDF 3MB)

Road closure map 2 - (PDF 2MB)

Road closure map 3 - (PDF 3MB)

Union Street 4 August
8am - 10pm
Street party Anthea Wilson  14 June 2018 Printed notice (PDF - 603KB)
Road closure map - (PDF - 148KB)
Regent Street 30 August, 6am to 3 September, 6pm Beer festival Darren Nugent 14 June 2018 Printed notice (PDF - 604KB)
Road closure map - (PDF - 2MB)


A copy or copies of the application/s is available for inspection free of charge at the address stated.

If you wish to make a representation regarding any proposed road closure, it will need to be received by the council within the 21 days of the publication of the notice.

This should be addressed to:
The Building Control Manager
Building Control Service
Ground Floor 
Cecil Ward Building
4 - 10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP 

You can also email this to buildingcontrollicensing@belfastcity.gov.uk 


Contact us
Building Control Service
028 9027 0650
Ground floor
Cecil Ward Building
4 - 10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP