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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Metropolitan Newtownabbey Housing (Page 4 of 5)

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The following housing sites (MNY 05/01-MNY 05/21) of 0.1 hectares and above are zoned for housing. Details of the sites are contained in the Population and Housing Technical Supplement. The plan stipulates Key Site Requirements for those sites over 0.5 hectares. Sites under 0.5 hectares will be subject to regional planning policy.
Zoning MNY 05 Housing Sites
The following sites are zoned for housing as identified on Map 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey:-
Reference Address Hectares
MNY 05/01 Lands to the front of 156 Glenville Road 0.10
MNY 05/02 Land to the rear of Coolshanagh Park, Old Irish Highway 0.11
MNY 05/03 Land adjacent to 61 Glebe Road West, Glengormley 0.14
MNY 05/04 97 The Brackens, Carnmoney Hill 0.24
MNY 05/05 Land at Woodford Parade, adjacent to St McNissi's Church, Manse Road 0.29
MNY 05/06 Land at the junction of Carnmoney Road and Ballyduff Road 0.31
MNY 05/07 Land at the junction of Monkstown Avenue and Glenville Road 0.38
MNY 05/08 Land adjacent to Glenwhirry Court and Glenview Close, Glenville Road 0.39
MNY 05/09 Land to the rear of Craiglands Manor, Ballyclare Road 0.40
MNY 05/10 Land along Shore Road, to the rear of Abbeydale Close 0.46
Zoning MNY 05/11 Housing Land adjacent to 304 Ballyclare Road
0.57 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Ballyclare Road as identified on Map 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Elmwood Grove. 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 northern and eastern boundaries of the site. This shall provide screening for the development.
Detailed consultation with Built Heritage, Environment & Heritage Service, DOE will be required.
Discharge to the existing adjacent foul sewer may be limited.
Zoning MNY 05/12 Housing Land at junction of Ballyclare Road and Manse Road, Mossley
0.60 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;
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Ballyclare Road and Manse Road;
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent Ballyclare Road and Manse Road. This shall include the provision of a 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the boundaries of the site adjacent to these roads; 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.
Discharge to the existing foul sewer may be limited.
A storm sewer pumping station may be required to serve this site.
Zoning MNY 05/13 Housing Land adjacent to 12 Mount Pleasant Road
1.06 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant Road;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • 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; 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.
Discharge to the existing foul trunk sewer and combined trunk sewer may be limited.
Foul sewage and storm sewage pumping stations may be required to serve this site.
This site is the subject of a current planning application for 24 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 05/14 Housing Land to rear of Rathcoole Drive and Ballyronan Park
1.39 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Rathcoole Drive 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 Rathcoole Drive. 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;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • 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;
  • Pedestrian access shall be provided from the site to the adjacent Rathcoole LLPA (Ref. MNY 50), Valley/Glas-na-Bradan LLPA (Ref. MNY 55) and the Abbey Green, Monkstown to Cavehill Community Greenway (Ref. MNY 56/01);
  • 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 shallbe planted along the northern and southern boundaries of the site. This shall provide screening for the development.
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.
Foul sewage and storm sewage pumping stations may be required to serve this site.
Surface water runoff from any future development may be discharged to the adjacent Glas-na-Bradan watercourse, subject to formal approval from Rivers Agency, DARD.
This site is the subject of a planning application for 53 dwellings.
Zoning MNY 05/15 Housing Land at Ballyhenry Road and Ormonde Avenue
1.76 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Ballyhenry 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 Ballyhenry 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;and
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the adjacent commercial properties. This shall include the provision of a 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and shrubs of native species along the northern and southern boundaries of the site.
Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.
Zoning MNY 05/16 Housing Land to the rear of Meadowbank, along.Meadowbank Lane
2.68 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Meadowbank as identified on Map No 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
Key Site Requirements:-
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 40 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Meadow View;
  • 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;
  • 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 provided entirely within and adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit, along the northern and eastern 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;
  • 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; and
  • 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.
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