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

Proposal DK 09

1.58 Hectares east of Racecourse Hill, Downpatrick
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • retention of footpath link from Killough Road to Samson’s Stone;
  • housing development on site will not exceed 18 units; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Downpatrick is complete  and fully operational.
The specific yield quoted reflects a planning condition attached to a planning permission granted for residential development on appeal.
Proposal DK 10 2.52 Hectares South of Killough Road, Downpatrick
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • no development should take place until the junction at Colin’s Corner is upgraded and it can be demonstrated that the upgraded junction can sustain the likely traffic generated by any development proposal; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Downpatrick is complete  and fully operational.

Phase 2 Housing

No housing land in Phase 2 will be released until the transportation infrastructure associated with Phase 1 housing has been completed.
Proposal DK 11 3.2 Hectares at Flying Horse Road
Development of this site will not be permitted until the link road between Strangford Road and Ardglass Road has been completed in accordance with Policy TRAN 1 and Policy TRAN 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan.
Key Design Considerations:
  • housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • the development layout and access arrangements shall ensure that dwellings front onto Flying Horse Road;
  • the housing shall be sited and designed to avoid overlooking of adjoining dwellings and private gardens and a landscaped boundary of indigenous trees and shrubs shall be provided adjacent to existing housing areas at Comcille Road, Drennan Place and St Dympna’s estate and along the road frontage;
  • a landscaped buffer 5m in depth shall be provided along the north western boundary of the site to help integrate the development into the landscape; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Downpatrick is complete and fully operational.
Proposal DK 12 13.03 Hectares between Ballyhornan Road and Struell Wells Road
Development of these lands is reliant upon provision of the Downpatrick Link Road in accordance with Policy TRAN 1 and Policy TRAN 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan, its construction from Strangford Road to Saul Road, from Saul Road to Ballyhornan Road, from Ballyhornan Road to Struell Wells Road, the realignment of associated junctions and upgrading of existing public roads and on the phasing of development. All road works are to be designed and implemented to the satisfaction of the Roads Service of the Department for Regional Development and implementation is likely to be dependent on contributions from 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 scheme to provide the necessary public infrastructure, including those roads required to serve these lands. The detailed alignment and landscaping of the roads 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 per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • provision of a link road linking Ballyhornan Road to Struell Wells Road, realignment of associated junctions and upgrading of existing public roads where applicable;
  • phasing of housing development in relation to infrastructural works. The foul sewer and water supply require to be upgraded and pumping will be required from the site to the foul sewer;   
  • retention of the steeply sloping and elevated land at the junction of Struell Wells Road and Ballyhornan Road for recreation and open space purposes as part of the development of these lands and kept free from all types of development;
  • details of positive management arrangements for the proposed open space, and for existing and proposed landscape features;
  • retention of the two stands of existing trees between Ballyhornan and Struell Wells Road;
  • existing mature vegetation and trees along the eastern perimeter and along Struell Wells Road frontage, opposite the open countryside, shall be retained and enhanced 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;
  • regard to be had in the layout and design of the development for the setting, approaches and views to and from the State Care monument of Struell Wells to the east;
  • provision of pedestrian and cycleway links onto Ballyhornan and Struell Wells Roads;
  • the layout shall be designed to provide for maximum permeability by bus services; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Downpatrick is complete and fully operational.
The road schemes, which are considered necessary for the proper development of this area, will be undertaken as resources permit. Developers of lands released for development by these road schemes may be required to contribute to their construction.
Proposal DK 13 6.21 Hectares south east of Struell Wells Road
Development of these lands is reliant upon provision of the Downpatrick Link Road in accordance with Policy TRAN 1 and Policy TRAN 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan, its construction from Strangford Road to Saul Road, from Saul Road to Ballyhornan Road, from Ballyhornan Road to Struell Wells Road, and from Struell Wells Road to Ardglass Road, the realignment of associated junctions and upgrading of existing public roads and on the phasing of development. All road works are to be designed and implemented to the satisfaction of the Roads Service of the Department for Regional Development and implementation is likely to be dependent on contributions from 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 scheme to provide the necessary public infrastructure, including those roads required to serve these lands. The detailed alignment and landscaping of the roads 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 per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • upgrading of that stretch of Struell Wells Road alongside the Downshire Hospital as far as Ardglass Road to form a continuation of the Downpatrick Link Road, and realignment of associated junctions with existing public roads where applicable;
  • retention of existing trees and boundary vegetation and enhancement with similar indigenous species;
  • the boundary of the site adjacent to the open countryside to be landscaped 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; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Downpatrick is complete and fully operational.
The road schemes, which are considered necessary for the proper development of this area, will be undertaken as resources permit. Developers of lands released for development by these road schemes may be required to contribute to their construction
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