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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Metropolitan Newtownabbey Employment (Page 2 of 2)

Zoning MNY 08 Employment/Industry (Revised) Lands extending north of Antrim Road, Mallusk
20.82 hectares of land are zoned for Employment/Industry as identified on
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Development shall only include the following uses: -
    • light industrial uses as currently specified in Class 4 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
    • general industrial uses as currently specified in Class 5 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
    • storage or distribution uses (including logistics) as currently specified in Class 11 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
  • Development of the site shall only be permitted in accordance with an overall comprehensive masterplan for the site to be agreed with the Department. This shall outline the design concept, objectives and priorities for the site;
  • Access shall be from the Antrim Road to 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. The TA should be comprehensive to include the adjacent site MNY 09;
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site;
  • Buildings shall exhibit variety in their elevational treatment and heights;
  • A comprehensive landscaping scheme for the proposed development shall be submitted with any planning application for development and agreed with the Department. This shall include all of the following:-
    • the northern, eastern, southern and western boundaries of the site shall be retained and landscaped with a 5-10 metre belt of trees and planting of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside;
    • a detailed planting plan and programme of works shall be provided for all new planting in relation to boundary definition and provision of high quality landscaping within the site; and
  • Positive long term landscape management proposals shall be required to protect and maintain the landscaping and features of natural heritage. An Article 40 Agreement may be required to ensure delivery of this in accordance with the Department’s requirements.

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The developer will note that the site is within 1 km of Brett Martin and RMC Quarry (IPC) which are subject to regulation under Industrial Pollution Control (NI) Order 1997.
Special Industrial uses as currently specified in Classes 6-10 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended may be acceptable, to be determined by the Department;
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency DARD will be required.
Detailed consultation with Water Service DRD will be required.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required regarding the site’s buried archaeological potential and possible early industrial remains.
Zoning MNY 09 Employment/Industry Lands extending south of Antrim Road, Mallusk
33.96 hectares of land are zoned for Employment/Industry as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Development shall only include the following uses: -
    • light industrial uses as currently specified in Class 4 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
    • general industrial uses as currently specified in Class 5 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
    • storage or distribution (including logistics) as currently specified in Class 11 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended;
  • Development of the site shall only be permitted in accordance with an overall comprehensive masterplan for the site to be agreed with the Department. This shall outline the design concept, objectives and priorities for the site;
  • Access shall be from the Antrim Road to be agreed with Roads Service DRD. An existing access serves the Brett Martin factory on the Roughfort Road and there shall be no intensification of this access. Internal roads within the site shall also accommodate the Brett Martin factory. The river shall be culverted to accommodate a spine road through the site following full approval from Rivers Agency DARD;
  • 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. The TA should be comprehensive to include the adjacent site MNY 08;
  • A flood risk assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site;
  • Buildings shall exhibit variety in their elevational treatment and heights;
  • A comprehensive landscaping scheme for the proposed development shall be submitted with any planning application for development and agreed with the Department. This shall include all of the following:-
    • The northern, eastern, southern and western boundaries of the site shall be retained and landscaped with a 5-10 metre belt of trees and planting of native species to provide screening for the development and help integrate it into the surrounding countryside;
    • A detailed planting plan and programme of works shall be provided for all new planting in relation to boundary definition and provision of high quality landscaping within the site; and
  • Positive long term landscape management proposals shall be required to protect and maintain the landscaping and features of natural heritage. An Article 40 Agreement may be required to ensure delivery of this in accordance with the Department’s requirements.
Special Industrial uses as currently specified in Classes 6-10 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989 as amended may be acceptable, to be determined by the Department;
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency DARD will be required.
Detailed consultation with Water Service DRD will be required.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be necessary regarding the industrial heritage of the site (both upstanding and buried) and of the site’s archaeological potential.

Existing Employment/Industry Zonings

The following sites MNY 10 – MNY 21 are zoned as existing Employment/Industry as identified on Map No. 2a– Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Zoning MNY 10 – MNY 21 Existing Employment/Industrial Land
The following lands are zoned as Existing Employment/industry as identified on Map No. 2a – Metropolitan Newtownabbey:-
  • MNY 10 - Abbey Business Park, Mill Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 11 - Mill Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 12 - Quay Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 13 - Longlands Avenue, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 14 - Church Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 15 - Doagh Road/Cloughfern Avenue, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 16 - Glenville Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 17 - F.G. Wilson, Doagh Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 18 - Glenwell Road, Newtownabbey;
  • MNY 19 - Mallusk Industrial Estate, Lands south of Antrim Road;
  • MNY 20 - Mallusk Industrial Estate, Lands north of Antrim Road; and
  • MNY 21 - Sealstown Road, Cottonmount, Newtownabbey.
Further details of the Existing Employment/Industrial sites, as listed above are set out in the Employment Technical Supplement.

University of Ulster, Jordanstown

The Jordanstown campus is one of four University of Ulster campuses in Northern Ireland. It provides first class teaching, learning and recreational facilities and is renowned for its excellence in innovative research and development. The University of Ulster is proposing to invest significantly in education and learning facilities at Jordanstown. The investment will comprise the development of a Science Park adjacent to the existing University campus providing education related employment opportunities. The Science Park will be sited on land within Carrickfergus Borough Council Area.
Details and Key Site Requirements for this Employment/Industrial zoning are contained in the Carrickfergus District Proposals, Volume 4, (ref MCS 02).
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