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Commissioning Prospectus

Updated: 16 Jan 2019
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The Commissioning Prospectus has been developed

The Commissioning Prospectus

The Housing Executive produces the Commissioning Prospectus to provide housing associations, developers and other interested stakeholders detailed information about the requirements for the provision of new social and affordable housing throughout Northern Ireland.
In particular, the prospectus presents data which will enable housing associations to make informed decisions about where to search for land and property to deliver new social and affordable housing within assessed housing need and strategic targets.
The prospectus forms an integral part of the Social Housing Development Programme (SHDP) approved by the Minister (Department for Communities), identifying areas where there is a shortage of acquired development sites and the Housing Executive would welcome suitable scheme proposals.
The prospectus is updated and published annually to reflect the most recent assessment of local market issues and unmet housing needs. Our Regional Place Shaping teams are available to discuss any site specific queries; provide any additional details or further information that you may require.
Full contact details for our Place Shaping teams are available at:
There is also a range of supporting data available for each of the local council areas, which can be accessed below:
Antrim and Newtownabbey (Adobe PDF 438 KB) Ards and North Down (Adobe PDF 1055 KB) Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (Adobe PDF 471 KB)
Belfast (Adobe PDF 898 KB) Causeway Coast and Glens (Adobe PDF 468 KB) Derry City and Strabane (Adobe PDF 525 KB)
Fermanagh and Omagh (Adobe PDF 531 KB) Lisburn and Castlereagh (Adobe PDF 1139 KB) Mid and East Antrim (Adobe PDF 463 KB)
Mid Ulster (Adobe PDF 1297 KB) Newry, Mourne and Down (Adobe PDF 1649 KB)  
You can also view the schemes currently included within the Social Housing Development Programme at: