Planning Portal

Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Newtownards Housing (Page 4 of 5)

Proposal NS 18 2.61 Hectares at Manse Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • the southern portion of this site is traversed by a number of water mains and a decommissioned and capped borewell that must be retained to protect the aquifer from pollution. The developer is advised to consult Northern Ireland Water, for advice on the positioning of buildings in relation to these structures prior to the submission of a planning application;
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • the junction of Blair Mayne Road and Manse Road to be upgraded; and
  • the boundaries of the site adjacent to the Greenbelt to be landscaped with an 8 –10m deep belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside.
Proposal NS 19 33.73 Hectares at Ballyreagh
Development of these lands is reliant upon the up grade or realignment of the Ballyreagh Road in accordance with Policy TRAN 2, which will bring south and west bound traffic on to the Old Shore Road / Portaferry Roads and westward via the Castlebawn road line. All road works are to be designed and implemented to the satisfaction of the Roads Service of the Department for Regional Development and implementation shall be funded at the expense of the developers of the lands to be served by the road scheme.
Development of the site will only be permitted in accordance with an agreed comprehensive scheme that will incorporate the neighbouring amenity open space (Proposal NS 43), to provide the necessary public infrastructure, including those roads required to serve these lands. The alignment and landscaping of the road shall be designed to achieve the maximum possible degree of integration in the landscape.
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;
  • development shall be phased to begin at the southern end of the site;
  • phasing of housing development in relation to infrastructural works;
  • the Ballyreagh Road will be upgraded to Distributor Road standards or realigned and will provide a link from the Bowtown Road (near the existing junction) to the Movilla Road. The road will terminate at a roundabout on the Movilla Road which will also incorporate the Movilla Road/ Donaghadee Road link;
  • provision of pedestrian and cycleway links to Movilla Road and Bowtown Road;
  • the boundaries of the site adjacent to the countryside and the LLPA to be landscaped with an 8 –10 metre deep belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside;
  • a full survey of existing vegetation within the site and retention of trees and hedgerows where possible;
  • existing mature vegetation and trees along the eastern perimeter of the zoning shall be retained and enhanced with a planting buffer 8-10m deep to consist of indigenous trees and hedgerow species;
  • positive management arrangements to protect and maintain open space, and landscaping;
  • the seven mature trees on the western edge of the Ballyreagh Road and opposite property No. 55 Ballyreagh Road and the cluster of mature trees between property Nos. 53 and 54 Ballyreagh Road to be retained and the positioning of buildings in relation to trees shall be such that development will not threaten the survival of trees; and
  • the layout shall be designed to provide for maximum permeability by bus services.
No indicative road lines have been included where the road schemes are not Roads Service proposals. To include a line would unduly restrict the comprehensive design proposals, which must take account of the need for housing and in some cases industry to be incorporated into the existing landscape.
Proposal NS 20 57.97 Hectares at Cronstown, North of Movilla Road
The development of these lands will be dependant upon the provision of a link road which will connect with the distributor road in housing lands on the Ballyreagh Road and the housing lands on the western side of the Donaghadee Road. All road works are to be designed and implemented to the satisfaction of the Roads Service of the Department for Regional Development and implementation shall be funded at the expense of the developers of the lands to be served by the road scheme.
Development of the site will only be permitted in accordance with an agreed comprehensive scheme that will incorporate the neighbouring amenity open space (Proposal NS 43), to provide the necessary public infrastructure, including those roads required to serve these lands. The alignment and landscaping of the road shall be designed to achieve the maximum possible degree of integration in the landscape.
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;
  • a road, built to Distributor Road standards, will run from a roundabout on the Movilla Road, which will also incorporate the Ballyreagh Road upgrade or realignment. The road will terminate at a roundabout on the Donaghadee Road, which will also incorporate the Donaghadee Road/ Bangor Road link;
  • phasing of housing development in relation to infrastructural works;
  • provision shall be made in the development scheme for:
    • an area of 2 hectares to be reserved for the provision of a primary school;local neighbourhood centre on approximately 1.5 hectares to include local retail outlets and community facilities offering for example, a multipurpose hall and a “Healthy Living Centre” to accommodate medical and fitness facilities;
    • existing mature hedgerows and trees along the eastern, northern and western perimeters of the zoning opposite open countryside shall be retained and enhanced 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;
  • a landscape survey to be carried out which will identify the following features for retention and enhancement:
    • the existing group of mature trees on the country lane extending from east to west from property No. 110a; and
    • existing trees and mature hedgerows within the site;
  • no built development shall take place above the 60 metre contour line to the north eastern boundary of the site, immediately adjacent to Cronstown Lane. The land as indicated within Proposal NS 20 shall be laid out and retained as amenity open space;
  • provision of pedestrian and cycleway links to Movilla Road and to neighbouring residential areas such as Stratheden Heights and Old Forge Lane;
  • development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate the 11kV and 33kV overhead lines and will have to adhere to standard safety clearances with minimal environmental disruption to the neighbourhood; and
  • the layout shall be designed to provide for maximum permeability by bus services.
No indicative road lines have been included where the road schemes are not Roads Service proposals. To include a line would unduly restrict the comprehensive design proposals, which must take account of the need for housing and associated community facilities to be incorporated into the existing landscape.
Existing drainage infrastructure associated with Watercourse NA1/6 and NA2/2 will require upgrading.
Proposal NS 21 24.47 Hectares at Lands to East of Beverley Heights
The development of these lands will be dependant upon the provision of a link road which will connect with the distributor road in housing lands on the eastern side of the Donaghadee Road and link through to the Bangor Road.
All road works are to be designed and implemented to the satisfaction of the Roads Service of the Department for Regional Development and implementation shall be funded at the expense of the developers of the lands to be served by the road scheme.
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;
  • a road, built to Distributor Road standards, will run from a roundabout on the Donaghadee Road to a roundabout on the Bangor Road;
  • other road network improvements consequential on development in this area;
  • existing trees and mature hedgerows to be identified and retained, and the  positioning of buildings in relation to trees shall be such that development will not threaten the survival of trees;
  • provision of pedestrian and cycleway links to Donaghadee Road and Bangor Road;
  • provision to be made for pedestrian walkway and cycle path along the line of the former railway;
  • a landscape survey to be carried out which will identify the following features for retention and enhancement:
    • the two rock outcrops within the site which are covered in vegetation shall remain undisturbed and will be incorporated as a feature in any layout design;
    • the mature hedgerow and trees along the western border of the field on the north western corner of the site;
    • other internal mature hedgerows to be retained where possible;
    • the northern boundaries of the site adjacent to the countryside to be landscaped with an 8–10 metre deep belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside; and
  • development shall be restricted to single storey on the higher and more prominent sections of the site, particularly within the area around the property of No. 110 Donaghadee Road and within the field in the north western portion of the site; no development shall take place above the 60 metre contour line.
No indicative road lines have been included where the road schemes are not Roads Service proposals. To include a line would unduly restrict the comprehensive design proposals to be incorporated into the existing landscape.
Previous Next
Get Adobe Reader software (link opens in a new browser window)