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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Newtownards Housing (Page 3 of 5)

Proposal NS 12 4.67 Hectares at Beech Hill House
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development on site will not exceed 18 units;
  • access through Teal Rocks housing estate;
  • a footway of 1.8 metres in width minimum will be required along the entire site frontage on Portaferry Road;
  • no development shall take place within 6 metres of the existing public sewer which crosses the site;
  • a landscape survey shall take place which will identify the following features for retention and enhancement:
    • the mature trees within the site, hedgerows along the boundary and the gorse bank in the southern part of the site worthy of retention; and
  • prior to the development of the sitea programme of measures for the preservation or recording of the archaeological features located within the field to the north west of the driveway to Beech Hill House, including arrangements for archaeological surveillance, shall be submitted to and approved by the Department.
The specific yield quoted reflects a planning condition attached to a planning permission granted for residential development on appeal.
Proposal NS 13 0.07 Hectares at Upper North Street
Key Design Consideration:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 30 dwellings per hectare.
Proposal NS 14 Other Housing Sites
Lands identified for housing include approved housing sites developed since the commencement of the preparation of the Plan
  1. 2.79 Hectares at Cronstown Cottages
  2. 2.61 Hectares at Hawthorne Brae
  3. 1.8 Hectares at Lands opposite Old Forge Lane
  4. 1.07 Hectares at Bowtown Road
  5. 0.56 Hectares at Stanfield Court
  6. 7.89 Hectares at Teal Rocks
  7. 6.14 Hectares at Cambourne
  8. 1.58 Hectares at Ten Acres
  9. 5.62 Hectares at Landsdowne Meadows
Proposal NS 15 3.98 Hectares at Belfast Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • existing trees to be identified and retained;
  • access arrangements and dwelling layout to be designed to ensure that houses front onto existing and any proposed access roads;
  • a right turn facility will be required at the access to the site;
  • a development brief showing:
    • access arrangements to the site and to Kiltonga Wildlife Refuge;
    • the incorporation of the mature trees around the Ard House into the design layout; and
  • the boundaries of the site adjacent to the countryside and the LLPA 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.
Proposal NS 16 3.93 Hectares at Quarry Heights
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • access through the Falcon Way housing estate;
  • development of the site will be dependant upon the upgrading of the junction at Talbot Street, Crawfordsburn Road and Hardford Link; and
  • the boundaries of the site adjacent to the countryside and the LLPA 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 to give definition to the edge of the Settlement Limit.
Proposal NS 17 1.21 Hectares at Tullynagardy Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 15 dwellings and a maximum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • development of this site will require the submission of a development brief showing the relationship between proposed and existing housing and the relationship between proposed housing and the Tullynagardy Road;
  • access via Crawfordsburn Way;
  • existing vegetation and boundary treatment to the Tullynagardy Road frontage shall be retained; and
  • the northern site boundary to be landscaped with an 8-10 metre belt of indigenous trees and hedgerow species.
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