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Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
This site has planning approval for housing development.
Committed housing sites (MNY 04/01-MNY 04/13) include sites that were the subject of current planning applications at 31st March 2003, which were sufficiently advanced to be considered as commitments and which have a potential yield of 10 or more dwellings.
Details of all sites including those with a potential yield of less than 10 dwellings are contained in the Population and Housing Technical Supplement. The Plan stipulates Key Site Requirements for those sites over 0.5 hectares. Development of those sites under 0.5 hectares will be subject to regional planning policy.
Where planning permission has been granted, development will be subject to any conditions attached to the permission. In the event that such permission lapses or a further application for planning permission is submitted, development will be in accordance with the Key Site Requirements where stipulated.
Zoning MNY 04 Housing Committed Housing Sites
The following sites are zoned for housing as identified on :-
Reference Address Hectares
MNY 04/01 127Antrim Road, Glengormley 0.19
MNY 04/02 739 Shore Road, Jordanstown 0.19
MNY 04/03 Land to the rear of 1 Hillview Drive and 32 Carnmoney Road 0.20
MNY 04/04 Land adjacent to Ardrigh Fold, Sally Gardens, Ballyclare Road 0.26
MNY 04/05 Academy Sports Club, Highgate Drive, Mallusk 0.27
MNY 04/06 Land to the east of 302 Ballyclare Road 0.31
MNY 04/07 150 Monkstown Road 0.44
Zoning MNY 04/08 Housing Land to the rear of 6 Ballycraigy Road
0.63 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 Cedar Hill. 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; and
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance from the adjacent commercial properties. This shall include the provision of a 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the southern boundary of the site.
This site has approval for 14 dwellings
Zoning MNY 04/09 Housing  4 Glenwell Road, Glengormley
0.68 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Glenwell Road as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 30 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Glenwell 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 design and construction of the proposed dwellings shall be such as to ensure compliance with the internal noise criteria recommended within "BS8233: 1999, Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings";
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance from the adjacent roads and commercial properties. This shall include the provision of a 3 metre wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the northern, eastern and western boundaries 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 Water Service, DRD will be required as Water Service infrastructure is located within the site.
This site has planning approval for 26 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 04/10 Housing 312 Ballyclare Road, adjacent to the A8, Glengormley
1.56 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Ballyclare 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 Ballyclare 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 design and layout of the development shall include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent A8 (M) Motorway and the Ballyclare Road. This shall include the provision of a 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species, along the northern and western boundaries 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;
  • 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
  • The development shall be designed, landscaped and implemented to accommodate the existing overhead powerlines and shall adhere to standard safety clearances.
Detailed consultation with, Environmental Services Department, Newtownabbey Borough Council will be required.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment & Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
Foul water and storm water sewers are not available to serve this site.
This site is the subject of a current planning application for 50 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 04/11 Housing Land at Glenville Road, adjacent to Glendun Court
1.56 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Glenville 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 the adjacent Glendun/Glenwhirry Court development. 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 dwellings front onto Glenville Road;
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent Glenville Road and the railway line. 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 noise criteria recommended within "BS8233: 1999, Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings";
  • 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 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and shrubs of native species planted along the southwestern boundary of the site adjacent to the existing watercourse. This shall provide screening for the development.
Detailed consultation with, Environmental Services Department, Newtownabbey Borough Council will be required.
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
Discharge to existing foul and storm sewers adjacent to the site may be limited. A foul sewage pumping station may be required to serve this site.
Surface water runoff from any future development may be discharged into the Concrete Row Stream, in the southwest section of the site, subject to formal approval from Rivers Agency, DARD.
This site has planning approval for 13 dwellings.
The site is the subject of a current planning application for 30 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 04/12 Housing Land at O’Neill Road to the rear of Colinward Avenue, Glengormley
3.45 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;
  • 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;
  • An archaeological survey of the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for the development of the site;
  • The design and layout of the development shall include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent O’Neill Road. This shall include the provision of a 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the southern boundary of the site;
  • 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 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; and
  • A 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the south-western boundary of the site. This shall provide screening for the development from the adjacent adult training centre.
Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment & Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
Detailed consultation with, Environmental Services Department, Newtownabbey Borough Council will be required.
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
This site is the subject of two planning applications, one for 12 dwellings and one for 93 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 04/13 Housing Land at Monkstown Road, adjacent to Monkstown Industrial Estate
3.60 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Monkstown 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 Monkstown 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;
  • Pedestrian access shall be provided from the proposed development to the adjacent Three Mile Water LLPA (Ref. MNY 53); and
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance from the adjacent commercial properties. This shall include the provision of a 3-5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the southern and eastern boundaries of the site.
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