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.
Apply for a road closure
“To apply for a road closure, you can download the application form and return it by post, along with the Public Liability Insurance declaration for road closures and other relevant documents and fees, to:
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
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.
||Date and time of closure
8am - 5pm
||1 Sept 2018
||21 Sept 2018
||Printed notice (Doc- 31KB)
Road closure map (PDF - 387KB)
|Mount Merrion Avenue – from Junction of Knock Eden Crescent.
Knockbreda Road and Rosetta Road from junction of Knock Eden Park to junction of Bannagh Corner.
Mount Merrion Park at the junction of Rosetta Road at the shops.
6am to 1pm
||29 September 2018
||Printed notice (Doc- 32KB)
Road closure map 1 (PDF - 347KB)
Road closure map 2 (PDF - 258KB)
|Car parking suspension: Donegall Place and Upper Arthur Street
Inner Lane Closure: Donegall Square West to Donegall Square East junction
Pedestrian Control system: Donegall Place junction with Donegall Square North
Relocation of taxi rank: Donegall Square North to Donegall Square East
Closure: Donegall Place and Donegall Square West
Closure: Donegall Square North from Wellington Place
Closure: Chichester Street
*Pedestrian access to the above will be retained until 5.30 p.m.
|16 November 11.15pm to 17 November 11.15pm
6am - 11pm
3pm - 11pm
|Christmas lights switch on
||Belfast City Council
||1 October 2018
||Printed notice (Doc- 28KB)
Road closure map 1 (PDF - 207KB)
Road closure map 2 (PDF - 238KB)
Road closure map 3 (PDF - 98KB)
|Full Road Closures:
Botanic Avenue, University Avenue, University Square, College Green, India Street, Ireton Street, Cromwell Road, Cameron Street, Lower Crescent, Posnett Street, Dublin Road, Pakenham Street, Ventry Street, Downshire Place, Bruce Street, Hope Street, Bankmore Street, Ormeau Avenue, Bedford Street, Clarence Street, Clarence Street West, Franklin Street, James Street South, Donegall Square West
Great Victoria Street, Howard Street, Donegall Square North
University Street, Donegall Pass
| 7 October
8am - 12.30pm
||1 October 2018
||Printed notice (Doc- 33KB)
Road closure map (PDF - 2.7MB
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
Cecil Ward Building
4 - 10 Linenhall Street
You can also email this to email@example.com