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Planning Blue Print For Craigavon

Published on Wed, 25 Aug 2004
Environment Minister, Angela Smith, MP, today published the Area Plan that will guide the development of Craigavon Borough up to 2010.
Angela Smith said: "I believe the Craigavon Area Plan will provide a sound basis for the future development of Craigavon Borough in facilitating growth."
The role of the Craigavon Urban Area, which comprises Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown as a major service centre, is reinforced, while the Plan consolidates development in other settlements within the Borough.
A Planning Service spokesperson said: "Land has been zoned for housing within the towns and villages for the period up to 2010 and a generous supply of land for industry has been provided.
"In the Plan we are seeking to safeguard important natural features and the archaeological and built heritage within the Borough through, for example, the designation of Sites of Local Nature Conservation Interest, Local Landscape Policy Areas and Areas of Townscape Character."

Notes to Editors

  1. The Craigavon Area Plan 2010 sets out a policy framework and land use proposals to guide development decisions within Craigavon Borough up to 2010. The Plan proposals are a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
  2. The Draft Craigavon Area Plan was published in April 2000. A Public Inquiry to consider objections was held by the Planning Appeals Commission over the period May – November 2001. DOE received the Commission’s report on the Public Inquiry on 20 June 2003.
  3. DOE has considered the PAC Report of the Public Inquiry and the Plan is now operational.
  4. The Plan can be purchased from the Divisional Planning Office, Marlborough House, Central Way, Craigavon. Tel 028 3834 1144, price £10.00 and will be available on this website.
  5. Further news media enquiries; Tele: DOE Press Office 028 9054 0003.
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