News Date: 30th October,2023
Doorstep Survey Conducted In Local Area
The building of the new Ulster University Campus at YorkStreet including its associated constructions such as Frederick Street carpark and student accommodation tower blocks has caused profound life- changing impacts on residents living nearby. Since the beginnings of the construction phase the Ashton Community Trust has worked closely with local residents to help alleviate some of these problems.
Ashton Community Survey Report
Impacts of Development and Involvement in the Community (2019).
Purpose of the Community Survey
In the last few years people living in Inner North Belfast have experienced major construction projects including the Ulster University York Street campus and several purpose-built student accommodation developments. There are also ongoing plans by the Department of Infrastructure to develop a £130-165 Million York Street Interchange (YSI) scheme. In response to these ongoing and proposed developments a community survey was designed to:
- Get a better understanding of the needs, issues and concerns of the community;
- Enable residents to bring forward their own ideas and solutions;
- Encourage greater community activism and volunteering in response to these issues.