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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Millbank

Millbank has developed at the junction of the Antrim Road and the Millbank Road. The Ballymartin Water River separates the southern component from the larger northern section of the Millbank settlement.
Designation MK 01 Settlement Development Limit Millbank
A Settlement Development Limit is designated for Millbank as identified on Map No. 17a – Millbank.

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The Settlement Development Limit is drawn to prevent further development along the Antrim Road, Millbank Road and Millbank Road East provides some opportunity for development.
The Settlement Development Limit incorporates recent residential development to the north west of the settlement, off the Antrim Road.

Natural Environment

Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs)

The following sites MK 02-MK 03 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No. 17a – Millbank and clarification Map No. 17b – Millbank Local Landscape Policy Areas.
These LLPAs lie within, adjoining or adjacent to the Settlement Development Limit of Millbank with parts falling within the Newtownabbey Countryside. They are considered to be of the greatest amenity value, landscape quality or local significance and must be protected from undesirable or damaging development.
Policy for the control of development within LLPAs is contained in Policy ENV 3 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
Designation MK 02 Local Landscape Policy Area Ballymartin Water River Corridor  
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at the Ballymartin Water River Corridor as identified on Map No. 17a – Millbank, Map No. 1 – Newtownabbey Countryside and Map No. 17b – Millbank Local Landscape Policy Areas showing the full extent of the LLPAs affecting the settlement of Millbank.
Those features, or the combination of features, that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:-
  • Area of local nature conservation interest – Ballymartin Water River Corridor, millrace and associated vegetation.
Designation MK 03 Local Landscape Policy Area Antrim Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Antrim Road as identified on Map No. 17a – Millbank, Map No. 1 – Newtownabbey Countryside and Map No. 17b – Millbank Local Landscape Policy Areas showing the full extent of the LLPAs affecting the settlement of Millbank.
Those features, or the combination of features, that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:-
  • Area of local nature conservation interest – A visually significant stand of trees and a stream corridor with associated vegetation.
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