Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015

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.

Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.

A new foul trunk sewer will be required. Pumping may be required to serve the western half of this site. Upgrading of the existing foul sewerage infrastructure may be required.

The following housing sites (LC 05/01 – LC 05/08) of 0.1 hectares and above are zoned for housing. Details of all sites are contained in the Population and Housing Technical Supplement. The Plan stipulates Key Site Requirements for those sites over 0.5 hectares. Development of sites under 0.5 hectares will be subject to regional planning policy.

Zoning LC 05 Housing

The following sites are zoned for housing as identified on Map No 2/001 - Lisburn City.

  • LC 05/01 31-35 Sloan Street (0.10 Hectares)
  • LC 05/02 Land adjacent to 51 Moira Road (0.18 Hectares)
  • LC 05/03 21-27 Killaney Avenue (0.42 Hectares)
  • LC 05/04 Land at 70-78 Tirowen Drive, Moira Road (0.43 Hectares)
  • LC 05/05 Land at Limetree Avenue (0.48 Hectares)
Zoning LC 05/06 Housing MOD Playing Fields, Kirkwoods Road

3.67 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Kirkwoods Road as identified on Map No. 2/001 - Lisburn City.

Key Site Requirements:

  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access shall be from Kirkwood Road and Magheralave Road.
  • 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 improvement shall be required:
    • The provision of a right turn pocket at the site access; and
    • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure that dwellings front on to Kirkwood Road and Magheralave Road.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.

Detailed consultation with water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.

A foul sewage pumping station may be required to serve part of the site and upgarding of the existing foul sewer infrastructure may be required.

Zoning LC 05/07 Housing Land to the west of Rathvarna Avenue

6.61 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Rathvarna Avenue 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.
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • A minimum of 150 units shall be provided for social housing.
  • Access shall be from Windermere Road.
  • 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 footway from Windermere Road to Rathvarna Gardens shall be maintained;
    • the provision of an extended bus service and a bus turning circle to access the development site and providing a regular bus 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 the road improvements are provided.
  • 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.
  • A 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the western boundary 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 Rathvarna Drive, Brokerstown Road and Knockmore Road. Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.

Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required

Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site. Discharge to existing sewers may be limited.

Zoning LC 05/08 Housing Land at Hillhall Road

18.1 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Hillhall 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:
    • widening and comprehensive signalisation of Saintfield Road roundabout;
    • widening of Largymore Link to 3 lanes;
    • improvements to traffic signals at Largymore Link/Hillhall Road.
    • roundabout at site access to Hillhall Road; and
    • bus gate to link Hillhall Road development/Plantation development. No vehicular access to Plantation Road due to difficulties at Plantation Road/Saintfield junction.
  • 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 the road improvements 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 eastern 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 planted along the north-western boundary of the site adjacent to the M1 motorway. This is to provide screening for the development and help improve the environmental quality of the area.
  • The design layout shall include provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Plantation Road and Hillhall 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.

Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.

This site is located within the Lagan Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Zoning LC 05/09 Housing Land at Glenavy Road and Brokerstown Road

32.1 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;
    • the provision of an extended  bus service to access the development site and providing a regular bus 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 construction of he M1/Knockmore Link and 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 the road improvements 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 north western 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 provision for cycle and pedestrian links to Brokerstown Road, Glenavy 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.

Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.

A foul sewer extension will be required to serve this site. A foul sewerage pumping station may be required to serve part of this site.

Discharge to existing sewers may be limited.

Social Housing Zonings

The following sites (LC 06/01 – LC 06/06) have been identified by the NIHE in the Housing Needs Assessment and are zoned for social housing.

Zoning LC 06 Social Housing sites

The following sites are zoned for social housing as identified on Map No. 2/001- Lisburn City and Map No. 2/038 – Lisburn City Social Housing:

  • LC 06/01 Land at 21-23 Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, Lisburn) (0.16 Hectares)
  • LC 06/02 Land at 98-100 Queensway (0.17 Hectares)
  • LC 06/03 Land at Avonmore Park and Blaris Park (Old Warren 2 Ph 3) (0.39 Hectares)
  • LC 06/04 Land at 70-78 Tirowen Drive, Moira Road (Knockmore) (0.43Hectares)
  • LC 06/05 Land to the rear of 10-22 Tonagh Avenue (Tonagh) (0.90 Hectares)
  • LC 06/06 Land to the west of Rathvarna Avenue (Ballymacoss Central Ph 2, 4, 5) (6.60 Hectares)

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