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

Detailed consultation with Rivers, Agency, DARD will be required.
Zoning MNY 05/17 Housing Land along Ballyclare Road and to the rear of Ballycraigy Way
2.95 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;
  • 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;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Ballyclare 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 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along southeastern boundary of the site adjacent to Campbell Road/ Manse Road LLPA (Ref. MNY 43). Pedestrian access shall be provided from the development to this area;and
  • A 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be planted along the north-eastern boundary of the site. This shall provide screening for the development.

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Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.
Discharge to the existing foul sewers may be limited.
Zoning MNY 05/18 Housing Land at Ballycraigy Road, adjacent to the A8(M) Motorway
3.03 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 construction of a right turning facility into the site and a footway along the entire site frontage linking to the existing footway on Ballycraigy Road, shall be required;
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure dwellings front onto Ballycraigy Road;
  • 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";
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the 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;
  • A 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided entirely within and adjacent to the Metropolitan Development Limit, along the western 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; 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.
Discharge to existing foul and storm sewers adjacent to the site may be limited and access may only be through private property.
A foul sewage pumping station may be required to serve this site.
Zoning MNY 05/19 Housing Site adjacent to Glebe Manor, Glebe Road and Carnmoney Road
3.06 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Glebe 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 Glebe 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:-
    • Glebe Road to be widened along the site frontage. Work to include the construction of a right turning pocket into the site;
    • Glebe Road to be widened north of the site to tie into the existing 5.5 metre wide road;
    • Glebe Road to be realigned adjacent to No.20 Glebe Road to improve the Forward Site Distance; and
    • A footway to be provided along the site frontage and extended south to tie into the existing footway on Glebe Road.
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure dwellings front onto Glebe Road;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • 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 southern boundary of the site to provide screening for the development.
A storm pumping station may be required to serve parts of this site.
Surface water discharge to existing culverts and storm sewers may be limited.
Zoning MNY 05/20 Housing Land west of Milewater Drive, to the north of Craiglands Manor
7.82 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Milewater Drive as identified on Map No. 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
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 20 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;
  • 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;
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the Ballyclare Road. This shall include the provision of a 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the northwestern boundary of the site;
  • A 5 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species planted along the western boundary of the site. This shall provide screening for the development from the adjacent school and church;
  • An 8-10 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species shall be provided along the northern boundary of the site, outside the curtilage of any dwelling and adjacent to land zoned for the Global Point/Ballyhenry Major Employment Location (Ref. MNY 07). This is to provide screening for the development. 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;
  • 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
  • The design layout shall include provision for cycle and pedestrian links to adjacent residential developments.
Detailed consultation with Water Service, DRD will be required, as Water Service infrastructure is located within and adjacent to the site.
Upgrading of the existing foul sewage infrastructure will be required and a foul sewage pumping station may be required.
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
Zoning MNY 05/21 Housing Land at Hightown Road, adjacent to Holybrook Manor
10.75 hectares of land are zoned for housing at Hightown Road as identified on Map No 2a - Metropolitan Newtownabbey.
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 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 40 dwellings per hectare;
  • Access shall be from Hightown 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 widening of Hightown Road along the site frontage to include the construction of a right turning pocket into the site; and
    • Completion of the Hightown Road Link scheme is required, funded wholly or in the greater part by developer contributions;
  • Provision shall be made in the development scheme for 2.2 hectares of land to accommodate a local primary school;
  • An Article 40 Agreement, approved by the Department, shall be required to ensure that the necessary local facilities including the school and public infrastructure, including the road improvements, are provided;
  • 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;
  • Housing layout shall be designed to ensure dwellings front onto Hightown Road;
  • Retaining structures shall not be included. In exceptional circumstances, where retaining structures are necessary they shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height;
  • The design and layout of the development will include measures to mitigate possible noise nuisance and pollution from the Hightown Road. This shall include the provision of a 3 metres wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native species along the northern boundary of the site;
  • A full flora and fauna survey of the site shall be carried out to inform proposals outlined in the Concept Statement;
  • 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 eastern boundary of the site. This is to provide screening for the development; and
  • 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 southern 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.
Detailed consultation with CPD Landscape Architects Branch, DFP and Natural Heritage, Environment and Heritage Service, DOE, will be required.
Detailed consultation with Rivers Agency, DARD will be required.
Discharge to existing foul or storm sewers adjacent to the site on Hightown Road may be limited.
The following sites (MNY 06/01 – MNY 06/05) have been identified by the NIHE in the Housing Needs Assessment and are zoned for social housing.
Zoning MNY 06 Social Housing Sites
The following sites are zoned for social housing as identified on Map No. 2w – Metropolitan Newtownabbey Social Housing:-
Reference Address Hectares
MNY 06/01 Land in Derrycoole Walk (Deerfin Park/Derrycoole Walk) 0.24
MNY 06/02 47-53 Ballyclare Road (Hillview) 0.24
MNY 06/03 Land at Green Walk (Green Walk) 0.48
MNY 06/04 Drumcree Place, Dunloy Gardens, Deerfin Park and (Deerfin Park/Derrycoole Walk) 2.89
MNY 06/05 Felden Government Training Centre, between Mill Road and the M2 (Felden) 4.80
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