Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
Zoning LC 04/11 Housing Land at Stockdam Road

12.2 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Stockdam Road as identified on Map No. 2/001 – Lisburn City.

Key Site Requirements:

  • A Concept Statement to facilitate the comprehensive development of the site shall be submitted to and agreed with the Department. The Concept Statement shall incorporate details of the necessary public infrastructure, including those road schemes to serve this development and other lands in north Lisburn.
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 35 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access arrangements shall be agreed with Roads Service, DRD.
  • A Transport Assessment (TA), agreed with Roads Service, DRD, shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area. In addition to the need for a TA, and the requirements identified therein, an initial assessment of this specific development site indicates that as a minimum the following improvements shall be required:
    • the construction of the North Lisburn Feeder Road;
    • provision of an extended bus service to access the development site and providing a regular service to the existing Lisburn and the proposed West Lisburn Railway Stations; and
    • a contribution agreed with Roads Service, DRD based on the impact of increased traffic generation towards the proposed West Lisburn Railway Station.
  • An Article 40 Agreement, approved by the Department, shall be required to ensure that the necessary public infrastructure, including those road schemes to serve this and other lands in north Lisburn are provided.
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height.
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out to inform proposals outlined in the Concept Statement.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained, unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or is required to be removed to facilitate a safe means of access to the site.
  • An 8-10 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided entirely within and adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit, along the northern boundary of the site and outside the curtilage of any dwelling. This is to provide screening for the development and help assimilate and soften its impact on the countryside. Details of establishment, maintenance and long term management shall be formally agreed with the Department.
  • A 5-8 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided along the eastern boundary adjacent to Duncan’s Park/Belfast Hills Community Greenway (Ref. LC 39/01).  This is to ensure that the development does not detract from the landscape setting.
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to this site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site.
  • The watercourses within and adjacent to the site boundaries shall be retained as open watercourses and incorporated into the proposed development unless Rivers Agency, DARD determine that the retention of the open watercourses is not appropriate.
  • The design layout shall include provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Stockdam Road and Duncan’s Park/Belfast Hills Community Greenway (Ref. LC 39/01).

Detailed consultation with Landscape Architects Branch, DFP and Natural Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.

Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.

Development of this site may have implications for water quality due to the proximity of three Water Service, DRD borewells located near Duncan’s Reservoir.

Detailed consultation with Water Quality Unit, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.

Discharge to existing trunk sewers adjacent to the site may be limited

The existing watermain on Derriaghy Road may require upgrading to serve this site.

Zoning LC 04/12 Housing Land at Magheralave Road

17.41 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Magheralave Road as identified on Map No. 2/001 – Lisburn City.

Key Site Requirements:

  • A Concept Master Plan to facilitate the comprehensive development of the site shall be submitted to and agreed with the Department. The Concept Master Plan shall incorporate details of the necessary public infrastructure, including those roads schemes to serve this development and other lands in north Lisburn.
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 35 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access arrangements shall be agreed with Roads Service, DRD.
  • A Transport Assessment (TA), agreed with Roads Service, DRD, shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area. In addition to the need for a TA, and the requirements identified therein, an initial assessment of this specific development site indicates that as a minimum the following improvements shall be required:
    • the construction of the North Lisburn Feeder Road;
    • the realignment of the Magheralave Road south of the North Lisburn Feeder Road;
    • provision of an extended bus service to access the development site and providing a regular service to the existing Lisburn and the proposed West Lisburn Railway Stations; and
    • a contribution agreed with Roads Service, DRD based on the impact of increased traffic generation towards the proposed West Lisburn Railway Station.
  • Provision shall be made within the proposed development for a local neighbourhood centre on approximately 1.5 hectares, to include local retail outlets and community facilities offering for example, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘Healthy Living Centre’ to accommodate medical and fitness facilities.
  • An Article 40 Agreement, approved by the Department, shall be required to ensure that the necessary local facilities and public infrastructure, including those road schemes to serve this and other lands in north Lisburn are provided.
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height.
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out to inform proposals outlined in the Concept Master Plan.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained, unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or is required to be removed to facilitate a safe means of access to the site.
  • An 8-10 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided entirely within and adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit, along the northern boundary of the site and outside the curtilage of any dwelling. This is to provide screening for the development and help assimilate and soften its impact on the countryside. Details of establishment, maintenance and long term management shall be formally agreed with the Department.
  • A 5-8 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided along the southern and western boundaries of the site. This is to ensure that the development does not detract from the landscape setting.
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to this site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site.
  • The watercourses within and adjacent to the site boundaries shall be retained as open watercourses and incorporated into the proposed development unless Rivers Agency, DARD determine that the retention of the open watercourses is not appropriate.
  • The design layout shall include provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Magheralave Road and Belsize Road.

Detailed consultation with Landscape Architects Branch, DFP and Natural Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.

Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.

Foul and storm sewage pumping stations may be required to serve this site.

Zoning LC 04/13 Housing Land at Brokerstown Road and Ballinderry Road

45 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Brokerstown Road as identified on Map No. 2/001 – Lisburn City.

Key Site Requirements:

  • A Concept Master Plan to facilitate the comprehensive development of the site shall be submitted to and agreed with the Department.
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 35 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access arrangements shall be agreed with Roads Service, DRD.
  • A Transport Assessment (TA), agreed with Roads Service, DRD, shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area. In addition to the need for a TA, and the requirements identified therein, an initial assessment of this specific development site indicates that as a minimum the following improvements shall be required:
    • improvements, agreed with Roads Service, DRD to the Brokerstown  Road/Knockmore Road and Brokerstown Road/Glenavy Road junctions;
    • provision of an extended bus service to access the development site and providing a regular service to the existing Lisburn and the proposed West Lisburn Railway Stations;
    • a contribution agreed with Roads Service, DRD based on the impact of increased traffic generation towards the proposed West Lisburn Railway Station; and
    • a contribution agreed with Roads Service, DRD based on the impact of increased traffic generation, towards the construction of the M1 /Knockmore Link.
  • Provision shall be made within the proposed development for a local neighbourhood centre on approximately 3.0 hectares, to include local retail outlets and community facilities offering for example, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘Healthy Living Centre’ to accommodate medical and fitness facilities.
  • An Article 40 Agreement, approved by the Department, shall be required to ensure that the necessary local facilities and public infrastructure, including those road schemes to serve this and other lands in north Lisburn are provided.
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height.
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out to inform proposals outlined in the Concept Master Plan.
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to this site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site.
  • The watercourses within and adjacent to the site boundaries shall be retained as open watercourses and incorporated into the proposed development unless Rivers Agency, DARD determine that the retention of the open watercourses is not appropriate.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained, unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or is required to be removed to facilitate a safe means of access to the site.
  • An 8-10 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided entirely within and adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit, along the western boundary of the site and outside the curtilage of any dwelling. This is to provide screening for the development and help assimilate and soften its impact on the countryside. Details of establishment, maintenance and long term management shall be formally agreed with the Department.
  • The design layout shall include provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Brokerstown Road, Ballinderry Road and the adjoining residential developments.
  • Development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate the existing overhead powerlines and NIE sub-station and shall adhere to standard safety clearances.

Detailed consultation with Landscape Architects Branch, DFP and Natural Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.

Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.

A foul sewer extension and upgrading of the existing foul sewerage infrastructure may be required.

Upgrading of the existing water supply infrastructure may be required.

Zoning LC 04/14 Housing Land at Aghnahough

45 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Aghnahough as identified on Map No. 2/001 – Lisburn City.

Key Site Requirements:

  • A Concept Master Plan to facilitate the comprehensive development of the site shall be submitted to and agreed with the Department.The Concept master Plan shall incorporate details of the necessary public infrastructure, including the road schemes to serve this development and other lands in north Lisburn.
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 35 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access arrangements shall be agreed with Roads Service, DRD.
  • A Transport Assessment (TA), agreed with Roads Service, DRD, shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area. In addition to the need for a TA, and the requirements identified therein, an initial assessment of this specific development site indicates that as a minimum the following improvements shall be required:
    • the construction of the North Lisburn Feeder Road;
    • the construction of the Prince William Road extension to Pond Park Road within the zoned land;
    • provision of an extended bus service to access the development site and providing a regular service to the existing Lisburn and the proposed West Lisburn Railway Stations;
    • a contribution agreed with Roads Service, DRD based on the impact of increased traffic generation towards the proposed West Lisburn Railway Station.
  • Provision shall be made within the proposed development for a local neighbourhood centre on approximately 3.0 hectares, to include local retail outlets and community facilities offering for example, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘Healthy Living Centre’ to accommodate medical and fitness facilities.
  • An Article 40 Agreement, approved by the Department, shall be required to ensure that the necessary local facilities and public infrastructure, including those road schemes to serve this and other lands in north Lisburn, are provided.
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height.
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out to inform proposals outlined in the Concept Master Plan.
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to this site including the two watercourses, in culverts, which traverse the site, shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site.
  • The watercourses within and adjacent to the site boundaries shall be retained as open watercourses and incorporated into the proposed development unless Rivers Agency, DARD determine that the retention of the open watercourses is not appropriate.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained, unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or is required to be removed to facilitate a safe means of access to the site.
  • An 8-10 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided entirely within and adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit, along the northern and western boundaries of the site and outside the curtilage of any dwelling. This is to provide screening for the development and help assimilate and soften its impact on the countryside. Details of establishment, maintenance and long term management shall be formally agreed with the Department.
  • The design layout shall include dedicated provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Nettlehill Road, Pond Park Road and Beanstown Road.
  • Development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate overhead powerlines and shall adhere to standard safety clearances.

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