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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Down District: Ballynahinch Housing (Page 3 of 4)

Proposal BH 11 18.3 Hectares south of Lisburn Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • a right turn facility to be provided at the access point on B177 Lisburn Road;
  • access arrangements and layout of development to ensure that houses front onto Lisburn Road and proposed internal access roads;
  • a footway to be provided along the frontage of the site and also to link to the existing footway system;
  • a 10m buffer shall be left between any development and the Ballynahinch River, (see Proposal BH 20, LLPA 1);
  • the north western boundary of the site to be landscaped with a 8-10 metre belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Ballynahinch is complete and fully operational.
Proposal BH 12 11.53 Hectares of land south of Crossgar Road and west of Proposed Ballynahinch Bypass
Development of the site will only be permitted in accordance with an agreed scheme to provide the necessary public infrastructure, including any roads required to serve these and other lands.
Key Design Considerations:
  • a minimum gross site density of 22 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • phasing of housing development in relation to infrastructure works;
  • access  arrangements between the development and the public road network;
  • access arrangements and layout of development to ensure that houses front onto existing and proposed public access roads;
  • the Crossgar Road requires to be upgraded and a footway provided along the site frontage to link to existing footway;
  • a right turn facility to be provided at the access point on the Crossgar Road;
  • positive management arrangements to protect and maintain open space, landscaping and features of the natural and built heritage on the site;
  • the boundary of the site adjacent to the proposed bypass to be landscaped with a 8-10 metre belt of trees of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Ballynahinch is complete and fully operational.
A portion of the site to the south lies within the flood plain of the Ballynahinch River and Rivers Agency advises against infilling of flood plains or areas of flood pondage, as the resultant displacement of floodwater can cause problems elsewhere within the catchment. The flood plain or areas of flood pondage is defined as those areas of land which fall below the estimated Q100 level for which further detailed studies would be required by Rivers Agency.
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