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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Metropolitan Newtownabbey Housing (Page 2 of 5)

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Detailed consultation with Environmental Services Department, Newtownabbey Borough Council, will be required.
Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required as Water Service infrastructure is located within the site.
This site has outline planning approval for residential development. This site is the subject of a current planning application for 32 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 03/12 Housing Land at junction of O’Neill Road and Antrim Road, Glengormley
0.59 hectares of land are zoned for housing at O’Neill Road as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from O’Neill Road. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/ public transport/transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto O’Neill Road;
  • Access, for pedestrians and cyclists, shall be provided from the development to the Abbey Green, Monkstown to Cave Hill Community Greenway, Ref. MNY 56/01;
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows bounding and within the site 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; and
  • A 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided along the eastern and south-western boundaries of the site. This shall provide screening for the development from the adjoining area of existing Open Space and the adjacent commercial properties.
Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.
This site has planning approval for residential development
Zoning MNY 03/13 Housing Land adjacent to 646 Shore Road
0.78 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Shore Road as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 No. dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Shore Road. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/ public transport/transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • 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 archaeological survey of the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site; and
  • A 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided along the northeastern and northwestern boundaries of the site. This is to provide screening for the development from the adjacent nursing home and special school.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
This site is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order.
Detailed consultation with Landscape Architects Branch, DFP and Natural Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
This site has planning approval for housing development.
Zoning MNY 03/14 Housing Land at the end of Downhill Avenue, Knockview Road
0.94 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Downhill Avenue as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Downhill Avenue. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • Pedestrian access shall be provided from the proposed development to the adjacent Rathmore LLPA (Ref. MNY 51); and
  • 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.
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be rquired.
This site has planning approval for 24 No. dwellings
Zoning MNY 03/15 Housing Land to the rear of 9 Collinward Gardens
1.09 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Collinward Gardens as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Collinward Gardens. The existing access to No. 9 Collinward Gardens shall be closed off and a new access formed onto the new housing road. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/ transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site;
  • Pedestrian access shall be provided from the proposed development to the adjacent Valley/Glas-na-Bradan LLPA (Ref. MNY 55);
  • 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 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the northern, eastern and southern boundaries of the site. This shall provide screening for the development; and
  • The development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate the existing overhead powerlines 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 the site.
A surface water sewer is not available to serve this site.
Storm water run-off, from any proposed development may be discharged to the Glas-na-Bradan River, subject to formal approval from Rivers Agency, DARD.
This site has outline planning approval for housing development.
Zoning MNY 03/16 Housing Land to the rear of Mossley Hockey Club, The Glade
1.20 hectares of land are zoned for housing at The Glade as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from The Glade. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/ public transport/transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • 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;
  • 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 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the northern and eastern boundaries of the site adjacent to the existing playing fields. This shall provide screening for the development;
  • A 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the northern boundary of the site adjacent to an area zoned for Employment/Industry (Ref. MNY 07). This shall provide screening for the development and help improve the environmental quality of the area; and
  • The development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate the existing NIE sub-station and overhead powerlines and shall adhere to standard safety clearances.
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 the site.
This site has outline planning approval for residential development.
The site is the subject of a current planning application for 44 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 03/17 Housing Land at 18 Ballycraigy Road, Ballyhenry
1.36 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Ballycraigy Road as identified on Map No.2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Ballycraigy Road. Detailed consultation with Roads Service, DRD shall be required to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation measures in the area, to facilitate development of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) may be required to identify such improvements;
  • The upgrading of the existing watermain in Ballycraigy Road shall be required. Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD shall be required;
  • The design and layout of the development shall include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent A8 (M) Motorway. This shall include the provision of a 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the western boundary of the site;
  • The design and construction of the proposed dwellings shall be such as to ensure compliance with the internal limits for intrusive external noise (road traffic) recommended within "BS8233: 1999 Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings";
  • An archaeological survey of the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site; and
  • 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.
Detailed consultation with Environmental Services Department, Newtownabbey Borough Council will be required.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
This site has outline planning approval for housing development.
The site is the subject of a current planning application for 36 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 03/18 Housing Land to the rear of Woodfield Glen, Jordanstown
2.98 hectares of land are zoned for housing as identified on Map No 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Mount Pleasant 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;
  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • A 5 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.
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