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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Donaghadee Housing (Page 2 of 3)

Proposal DE 06 1.25 Hectare site at Manor Farm, Moat Street
Key Design Considerations:
  • design and layout of any future development scheme on this site should acknowledge and enhance the character of the listed building and its setting;
  • an excavation licence to be obtained and a supervised archaeological survey to be undertaken before the commencement of any work on site;
  • there is evidence of bats being present in a number of existing buildings on site. As a protected species, any works affecting bats or their habitats must be agreed with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency's Wildlife Officer prior to the commencement of any work on site;
  • a badger survey will be required as part of any planning application on this site; and
  • mature trees within the site and along the boundaries must be retained and protected during construction work.
Proposal DE 07 0.17 Hectares at 27 – 39 Manor Street, 1 – 5 Saltworks Street and the Old Pier Inn, Railway Street
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • the buildings and site layout must reflect the existing streetscape in terms of building line, height, scale and massing of buildings; and
  • site is located within the Area of Archaeological Potential and future development will be processed in accordance with Proposal DE 19 of the Plan.
Proposal DE 08 0.37 Hectares of land adjacent to and to the rear of 1 Manor Street
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • provision of a suitable access onto Manor Street; and
  • construction of an appropriately designed and landscaped retaining structure to stabilize the steep slope on the south western boundary of the site.
Proposal DE 09 0.61 Hectares on the site of 147 – 153 Millisle Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • dwellings should front onto Millisle Road;
  • future development should reflect character of adjacent properties in terms of height, scale and massing and maintain the line of the existing frontage; and
  • provision of a suitable access off Millisle Road.
Proposal DE 10 3.47 Hectares as an extension to Edgewater development Millisle Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • a right turning lane must be provided at the junction of the Edgewater development with the Millisle Road prior to the commencement of any work on the site;
  • a trunk sewer passes through the site. No development will be permitted within 6 metres of this sewer;
  • access arrangements and dwelling layout shall be designed to ensure that units front onto proposed internal access roads;
  • the southern, south western and north western boundaries of the site to be landscaped with an 8 –10 metre belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside; and
  • positive management arrangements will be required to protect and maintain the open space, landscaping and features of the natural heritage within the site.
Proposal DE 11 16.9 Hectares of land, south of Newtownards Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 15 dwellings per hectare;
  • the topography of the site lends itself to a cluster type development pattern linked by landscaped corridors. Alternative development schemes will be considered by the Department providing they accord with the policies contained within PPS7 “Quality Residential Environments” and the publication “Creating Places”;
  • the development pattern must reflect the undulating nature of the landscape. The development of steeply sloping sites and the use of retaining structures and house types that require a significant amount of underbuilding will not be permitted;
  • groups of trees within the site should be retained and incorporated into the layout design;
  • the tree belts along the Newtownards Road frontage and at Scott’s Hill are designated as an LLPAs. Future planning applications on this site will be considered within the context of Proposal DE 16 of the Plan;
  • the western and southern boundaries of the site to be landscaped with an 8 –10 metre belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the landscape. Planting should coincide with the completion of each phase of the development;
  • positive management arrangements will be required to protect and maintain the open space, landscaping and any features of the natural or built heritage within the site;
  • the area around the protected monuments as shown on Map No. 2/004b within Proposal DE 11 shall be reserved for open space and passive recreation purposes as part of the development of these lands, and shall be kept free from all types of built development;
  • the field boundaries immediately to the north western and south western sides of the scheduled rath towards the centre of the site shall be retained;
  • any future proposals for the site shall include details of positive management arrangements of these areas as open space and associated internal and boundary vegetation;
  • any future development within the site should respect the setting of both the monuments in terms of design, layout, levels and type of development.
  • the Manor Farm complex lies to the east of the site, most of which is listed. Scott’s Hill and an area of woodland protected by a Tree Preservation Order also adjoin this boundary. Development must not have a detrimental affect on the integrity of these features;
  • a suitable access is possible at a point opposite the rugby club grounds where the belt of trees thins out and the remaining trees are of poorer quality. The road alignment at this point will enable the necessary sight lines to be provided with the minimum loss of quality trees;
  • a local distributor road to be provided through the site, which shall run to the west of the scheduled monument within the site;
  • the alignment and landscaping of the proposed road will be designed to achieve the maximum possible degree of integration into the landscape;
  • the access shall be laid out and constructed to Roads Services current standards for a distributor road;
  • a right turning lane will be required on the Newtownards Road to facilitate traffic entering the site;
  • the main road through the site must be constructed to the standards required for a local distributor road. Development accessing directly onto this road will not be permitted;
  • that part of the road adjoining the southern boundary of the site must be laid out and constructed in such a manner as to allow for its possible continuation into other lands further to the south and the construction of a linkage to the Cannyreagh Road. A Planning Agreement under Article 40 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991 may be necessary;
  • access arrangements and dwelling layout shall be designed to ensure that units front onto existing public roads and proposed internal access roads;
  • the footpath system within the development must connect with the existing footpath system serving Donaghadee; and
  • prior to the occupation of any dwelling in each phase of the development, a pedestrian path must be provided, linking that part of the development to the existing public footpath system in the town.
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