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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Down District: Kilclief

Proposal KF 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. 3/033a, Kilclief Settlement Map.
The designated Settlement Limit is drawn to provide limited opportunities for development in line with the existing scale of the settlement and to protect the settings of the listed Parish Church, scheduled archaeological site and Kilclief Castle, a historic monument in state care.
Proposal KF 02 Local Landscape Policy Area
The following Local Landscape Policy Area is designated in accordance with Policy CON 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 3/033a, Kilclief Settlement Map and Map No. 3/033b.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below.

LLPA 1 Kilclief Parish Church, Kilclief Castle, motte and settings

  • heritage features and associated landforms individually merit protection but collectively provide a unique setting to the small settlement;
  • series of linked archaeological sites and the surrounding open predominantly flat landscape providing their setting;
  • Kilclief Castle – archaeological site comprising Tower House and circa 13th century coffin lid in state care and open to the public;
  • Kilclief Parish Church and walled curtilage/graveyard – listed building on ecclesiastical site/site of medieval church with scheduled archaeological remains – 2 Anglo Normal Coffin Lids;
  • scheduled site of motte to north of castle on Shore Road;
  • views of monuments and church available in the wider landscape and on approaches to Kilclief; and
  • landform – church and motte sit on slightly raised sites within exposed coastal landscape.
Proposal KF 03 Area of Archaeological Potential
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated in accordance with Policy CON 5 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 3/033a, Kilclief Settlement Map and Map No. 3/033b.
The area identified reflects the area of medieval settlement where, on the basis of current knowledge, it is likely that archaeological remains will be encountered in the course of development.
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