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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Newtownards Settlement

Proposal NS 01 Settlement Limit
A Settlement Limit is designated in accordance with Policy SETT 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/002a, Newtownards Settlement Map.
The Settlement Limit is designated to provide development opportunities in line with its role as a main town while protecting its natural setting.
The ability of Newtownards to absorb significant urban grown is constrained by a number of environmental factors. The designated Settlement Limit protects the setting of Strangford Lough, Scrabo Tower and Hill and Whitespots. It includes additional development opportunities without impinging on the open countryside between the town and the nearby settlements of Belfast, Bangor and Comber.
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