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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Kingsmoss

Kingsmoss has developed at the junction of the Ballyrobert Road and the Kingsmoss Road. A disused railway line bisects the settlement.
Designation KS 01 Settlement Development Limit Kingsmoss  
A Settlement Development Limit is designated for Kingsmoss as identified on Map No. 15a - Kingsmoss.

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The Settlement Development Limit is drawn to prevent further development along the Ballyrobert Road and Kingsmoss Road and to prevent encroachment into the open countryside. There are limited development opportunities along the Kingsmoss Road, which will help consolidate the built form. The limit is also drawn to prevent coalescence with Ballyrobert to the north.

Natural Environment

Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance (SLNCI)

The following site KS 02 lies partially within the Settlement Development Limit of Kingsmoss and is designated as a SLNCI as identified on Map No. 15a – Kingsmoss and Map No. 15b – SLNCI.
Designation KS 02 Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance Dismantled Railway at Kingsbog Crossing  
A Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance is designated at Dismantled Railway at Kingsbog Crossing as identified on Map No. 15a - Kingsmoss, Map No. 1 Countryside and Map No. 15b - SLNCI.
A Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance is designated in Kingsmoss in accordance with PPS 2 Planning and Nature Conservation. The site is identified on the basis of its flora, fauna or earth science interest. A detailed description of its characteristics are provided in the Countryside Assessment Technical Supplement.
The site is also designated as an Area of Constraint on Mineral Development under Designation NY 05 (See Countryside and Coast Section).
Policy for the control of development in SLNCIs is contained in Policy ENV 2 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
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