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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Down District: Raholp

Proposal RP 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. 3/038, Raholp Settlement Map
The designated Settlement Limit is drawn to maintain visual breaks within the linear settlement, prevent additional ribbon development and provide for limited opportunities for housing development, for example, at Bannaghan Road.
Proposal RP 02 Local Landscape Policy Areas
The following Local Landscape Policy Areas are designated in accordance with Policy CON 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 3/038, Raholp Settlement Map.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below.

LLPA 1 St Tassach’s Church and surroundings

  • ruins of old multi period church and graveyard with holy well, enclosure and coffin lid – an archaeological site in state care and surrounding scheduled lands and attractive open countryside forming landscape setting of church; and
  • surrounding landscape setting affords views of church from public roads.

LLPA 2 Slaney River Corridor

  • river and river corridor contributes to visual break in linear settlement and provides local nature conservation interest.
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