North Belfast Spatial Analysis Maps
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North Belfast is characterized by a large number of physical barriers in the form of walls and fences, that make pedestrian movement in the area restricted. Physical barriers are often exaggarated by forms of 'abandoned', 'fortified' or 'neutral' spaces.
Access to facilities in North Belfast is often made complicated by the presence of physical barriers and sectarian control over access routes.
The presence of vacant land in North Belfast provides a lot of development opportunities. Opportunities for development are however not equally available to both communities, with catholic areas often more densified than protestant areas.