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

HPA 4 Lands east of Carrigmore
  • access to be via existing Carrigmore development;
  • existing boundary vegetation to the north of the site to be retained and augmented with similar native species; the north western and north north eastern boundaries to be planted with hedgerow and trees of a native species to help integrate the development into the surrounding landscape;
  • a maximum of 12 dwellings on this site; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Saintfield is complete and fully operational.
A maximum yield is provided in accordance with DRD Roads Service access requirements.
Planning applications within the Housing Policy Areas will also be processed in accordance with the requirements of all prevailing planning policy.
Proposal SD 03 Educational Policy Area
The following Educational Policy Area is designated in accordance with Policy SETT 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 3/015a, Saintfield Settlement Map. Development of the lands below will be subject to the following Key Design Considerations:
EPA 1 Lands adjoining Academy Primary School
  • planting of a hedgerow and trees of native species to be provided along the western boundary of the site to provide a backcloth for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding landscape;
  • retention of the existing hedgerow along the northern boundary and enhancement with similar native species;
  • the area in the north western corner of the site to be kept free of all types of built development, the exact extent of this area to be agreed with the Department at the time of the planning application; and
  • interim sewage disposal measures may be necessary until such time as the required upgrade to the Waste Water Treatment Works for Saintfield is complete and fully operational.
This area is identified in response to a request for additional lands to provide safe off road car parking for parents and to facilitate future expansion of the school and should not be used for any other purpose.
Planning applications within the Educational Policy Area will also be processed in accordance with the requirements of all prevailing planning policy.
Proposal SD 04 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. 3/015b, Saintfield Settlement Map and the relevant Down Countryside Map.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below.

LLPA 1 Windmill Hill

  • localised hill forming visual stop to development and prominent in views from Main Street and throughout the village;
  • archaeological remains on top of hill – windmill stump and earlier enclosures; and
  • one of a series of drumlins within and around the settlement which form part of the landscape setting of Saintfield.

LLPA 2 Rowallane and Thompson’s Hill

  • significant areas of woodland bounded by stone walls within Rowallane Estate provide a distinctive wooded setting to southern edge of Saintfield and a significant entrance feature along Listooder and Crossgar Roads;
  • listed 1861 house and outbuildings in designed surroundings including ornamental style landscaped gardens with many exotic/unusual trees and shrubs and a plant collection set within parkland;
  • includes more open land between Crossgar Road and former railway to preserve setting and views of Rowallane;
  • gardens owned by National Trust and open to the public;
  • localised hill topped by a mound of archaeological significance and a distinctive stand of mature trees which continue along the field boundary to the road; and
  • one of a series of drumlins within and around the settlement which form part of the landscape setting of Saintfield.

LLPA 3 Town Hill

  • ocalised hill – steep sided drumlin in centre of built up area and prominent in views from throughout the town and along approach roads;
  • area of local visual amenity importance free from built development above a certain height which may have been the “commons” for the 17th century town;
  • potential for accessible public recreation and open space within the centre of the village; and
  • one of a series of drumlins within and around the settlement which form part of the landscape setting of Saintfield.
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