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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Policy Framework: Housing (Page 2 of 3)

Proposal HOU 1 Zonings  Ards Borough
A total of approximately 317 hectares of land are zoned for housing in Ards Borough, comprising:
  • Newtownards: 207 hectares
  • Comber: 68 hectares
  • Donaghadee:42 hectares
Within the settlement limits as designated for the villages in Ards Borough, there is capacity to accommodate approximately 2300 dwellings. A further capacity exists within the designated limits of the small settlements.
Proposal HOU 2 Zonings and Phasing: Down District
A total of approximately 240 hectares of land are zoned for housing in Down District, comprising:
  • Downpatrick: 141 hectares
  • Ballynahinch: 68 hectares
  • Newcastle: 31 hectares

Phase 1 Zonings Down District

Approximately 218 hectares are allocated within Down District as Phase 1 Housing land.,comprising:
  • Downpatrick: 119 hectares
  • Ballynahinch: 68 hectares
  • Newcastle: 31 hectares  

Phase 2 Zonings Down District

The remaining 22  hectares have been zoned as Phase 2 housing land, comprising:
  • Downpatrick: 22 hectares
Land is Phase 2 in Downpatrick will not be released until the transportation infrastructure associated with the Phase 1 housing has been completed.
Within the settlement limits as designated for the villages in Down District, there is capacity to accommodate approximately 2500 dwellings. A further capacity exists within the designated limits of the small settlements.
The following sub sections are included in Housing (Page 2 of 3) section:
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