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Neighbourhood Renewal Areas

Neighbouhood Renewal Areas (NRAs) are the 36 most severe areas of multiple deprivation chosen to receive support under the Department of Social Development's People and Place strategy

In June 2003, Government launched Neighbourhood Renewal - People and Place. Neighbourhoods in the most deprived 10% of wards across Northern Ireland were identified using the Noble Multiple Deprivation Measure. Following extensive consultation, this resulted in a total of 36 Neighbourhood Renewals Areas (NRAs), and a population of approximately 280,000 (one person in 6) being targeted for intervention. The areas include:

  • 15 in Belfast
  • 6 in the North West (including four in the city of Derry/Londonderry)
  • 15 in other towns and cities across Northern Ireland

Neighbourhood Partnerships have been established in each Neighbourhood Renewal Area as a vehicle for local planning and implementation. Each Neighbourhood Partnership should include representatives of key political, statutory, voluntary, community and private sector stakeholders. Together, they have developed long term visions and action plans designed to improve the quality of life for those living in the area.

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Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
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Northern Ireland
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Neighbourhood Renewal Unit DSD
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