Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Comber Open Space & Recreation
Comber has a range of areas of recreation and amenity open space largely grouped around the Enler and Comber rivers. The potential exists to link these areas by means of a pedestrian corridor based on the river systems.
The area around the mouth of the Comber River is rich in environmental heritage and sensitive to change.
Ards Borough Council manages the Leisure Centre at Enler Park and owns a variety of open spaces used for outdoor recreation, including playing fields, tennis courts and play areas.
Proposal CR 17 Existing Amenity, Open Space and Recreation
The following areas of existing amenity open space and recreation use are designated in accordance with Planning Policy Statement 8 (PPS 8): Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation and as indicated on Map No. 2/003a, Comber Settlement Map:
Active Open Space
- Park Way: Playing Fields
- Enler Park: Leisure Centre, Playing Field & Tennis Court
- Lower Crescent: Play Area & Open Space
- Dunsy Way: Play Area & Open Space
- Cherryvalley Drive: Play Area
- Londonderry Avenue: Bowling Club
- Castle Lane: Cricket Club
Amenity Open Space
- Access to Parkway: Open Space & River Waterway
- Darragh Road: Open Space
- Upper Crescent: Open Space
- Fairy Ring, Carnesure: Open Space
- Laurelbank: Open Space
- Dalton Way: Open Space
- Comber Cemetery Verge Area: Open Space
- Dermott Drive: Open Space
- Islandhill: Picnic Area & Rough Island Open Space
Proposal CR 18 Proposed Amenity Open Space and Recreation
The following area of proposed amenity open space and recreation use are designated in accordance with Planning Policy Statement 8 (PPS 8): Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation and as indicated on Map No. 2/003a, Comber Settlement Map.
• Slopes and elevated lands at Coarse Hill
2.87 hectares of land in two parcels to the eastern side of the proposed Comber Bypass are identified as recreation, amenity and open space. These elevated areas are within the proposed housing zoning CR 06 at Coarse Hill which is a local land mark.