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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Down District: Newcastle Housing (Page 2 of 3)

Proposal NE 05 1.30 Hectares at former Boulevard caravan site, Dundrum Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • a minimum site density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • a satisfactory means of access, visibility splays and right turn facility if required, to be provided onto the Dundrum Road;
  • access arrangements and dwelling layout to ensure that houses front onto the Dundrum Road;
  • the existing vegetation on all boundaries should be retained and supplemented by the planting of appropriate indigenous species to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting;
  • a landscaped  buffer 5m in depth using appropriate indigenous species shall be provided along the north western boundary of the site to provide a natural backcloth to the development and to help integrate 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 Newcastle is complete  and fully operational.
Proposal NE 06 Other Housing Sites
Lands identified for housing include approved housing sites developed since the commencement of the preparation of the Plan, or now in the process of being developed:
(1) 1.83 Hectares south of New Bridge, Bryansford Road
(2) 1.36 Hectares at Shimna Wood
(3) 1.21 Hectares Rathcillan Fort, Bryansford Road
(4) 1.01 Hectare at Lawnfield, South Promenade/King’s Street
(5) 0.23 Hectares at Waterfoot House, Main Street
(6) 0.13 Hectares at King Street
(7) 1.68 Hectares at Bryansford Meadow
Proposal NE 07 3.74 Hectares west of Dundrum 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 satisfactory means of access and a right turn facility to be provided onto the Dundrum Road;
  • access arrangements and dwelling layout to ensure that houses front onto the Dundrum Road;
  • the existing vegetation on all boundaries should be retained and supplemented by the planting of appropriate indigenous species to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting;
  • a landscaped buffer 5m in depth using appropriate indigenous species shall be provided along the north western boundary of the site to provide a natural backcloth to the development and to help integrate 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 Newcastle is complete and fully operational.
Land is required on the site frontage adjacent to the Dundrum Road to provide a safe means of access.
Proposal NE 08 0.50 Hectares north of Meadowvale, Tollymore Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • a gross maximum site density of 20 dwellings to the hectare;
  • provision of a satisfactorily sited access onto Meadowvale Park;
  • the existing vegetation on all boundaries shall be retained and supplemented by planting using indigenous species to provide screening for the development and facilitate it’s integration into the landscape setting; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Newcastle is complete and fully operational.
A maximum yield is specified in line with DRD Roads Service Requirements.
Proposal NE 09 3.12 Hectares south east of Tollymore Road
Key Design Considerations:
  • a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare;
  • satisfactory means of access onto the Tollymore Road and Meadowvale;
  • development shall not be permitted below the 1 in 100 year flood level;
  • careful consideration of the treatment and design of the eastern boundary of the site adjacent to the proposed Burren River Drainage Scheme. A development layout will be submitted as part of any future planning application on the site and shall include details of finished floor and ground levels in relation to the Burren River and proposed boundary treatments for approval by Planning Service;
  • retention of the existing hedgerows and provision of an additional substantial planting buffer to existing housing using appropriate indigenous species along the northern and southern boundaries;
  • provision of a landscaped pedestrian link to the river corridor adjacent to the Burren river, (see Proposal NE 17, LLPA 1); and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Newcastle is complete and fully operational.
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