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Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Cookstown  Housing (Page 2 of 5)

Phase 1 Housing

The key site requirements for each of the housing zonings are as follows:
H 01 Land to the rear of The Ash and Coolreaghs Road
This 2.78 hectare site is located at the north end of the town and can be accessed via The Ash, off Coolreaghs Road.
Key site requirements:
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and those trees in good condition retained;
  • satisfactory access should be provided from The Ash;
  • pedestrian cycle access should be provided through the site to link in with the housing land (H 21) to the west;
  • at least 0.3 hectares of open space is required. This would be best located next to the western site boundary in order to link with any open space requirement for the neighbouring housing site, H 21, to the west. It could also involve retention of the orchard for passive recreational purposes; and
  • all dwellings should be designed to ensure that houses do not overlook directly any of the neighbouring residential properties in Coolreaghs Road or The Ash.
H 02 Land to the rear of Coolreaghs Road and Claggan Lane
This backland site of 6.68 hectares is located to the rear of the housing on Coolreaghs Road and Claggan Lane and has views across the open countryside to the Sperrins.
Key site requirements:
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and mature trees in good condition and hedgerows on the boundaries should be retained. The housing layout should also incorporate the retention of existing trees on the central portion of the site;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Claggan Lane and Coolreaghs Road;
  • at least 0.6 hectares of open space incorporating children's play provision and recreation should be provided. This should be located in part or in full towards the northern site boundary in order to link with any open space requirement for the housing site to the north;
  • pedestrian/cycle access to Claggan Lane and Coolreaghs Road should be maximised through use of the existing farm access. Pedestrian/cycle access across the site and to H 23 should be provided;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • a range of house types should be provided; and
  • the housing layout should open up views of the Sperrins from the street scene.
H 03 Land east of Coolreaghs Road and south of Claggan Lane
This 2.62 hectare green field site benefits from trees and hedgerows along its northeastern, southwestern and central field boundaries. Access is available from both Coolreaghs Road and Claggan Lane.
Key site requirements:
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and mature trees and hedgerows on the boundaries should be retained;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses do not back onto Claggan Lane or Coolreaghs Road;
  • at least 0.25 hectares of open space for children's play provision should be provided;
  • pedestrian access to link with Claggan Park, and pedestrian/cycle access to the lane to the south of the site, should be provided;
  • if access is constructed from Claggan Lane, a footway will be required to link the access to the existing public footway network; and
  • access, including provision of public transport and pedestrian/cycle access, should be made available to link Coolreaghs Road or Claggan Lane through H 03 to neighbouring housing land to the east, H 04
H 04 Land to the Rear of 50-58 Moneymore Road
This 8.2 hectare site is located to the rear of the large properties on Moneymore Road and south of the residential development at Claggan Park. The site is situated on a hill top rising from Moneymore Road.
Key site requirements:
  • access to site H 04 from H 03 should include provision for public transport and pedestrian/cycle movement to link from Coolreaghs Road or Claggan Lane through the site to Claggan Park;
  • access to site H 04 from Claggan Park should include provision for vehicle/pedestrian/cycle movement. However, it should be noted that this access is only adequate to serve a maximum of 100 dwellings including the existing housing;
  • at least 0.8 hectares of open space for children's play provision should be provided. This open space could be designed as a focal point for the surrounding housing;
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density;
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and the mature trees on the site, together with boundary hedgerows, should be retained. Where appropriate, the large mature trees within the site should be retained within the areas of public open space;
  • a range of house types should be provided; and
  • the existing vegetation along the site's northeastern boundary should be strengthened by additional planting of indigenous trees.
H 05 Land between 34-40 Moneymore Road
This 0.52 hectare gap site on Moneymore Road would be suitable for a substantial single dwelling or two detached dwellings. Higher densities could be achieved through the erection of apartments with a shared access. The site would also be well suited to the development of a residential care home.
Key site requirements:
  • a single access should be provided off Moneymore Road;
  • existing boundary trees should be retained; and
  • development should not prejudice the lane to the north of the site and its potential use for cycle/pedestrian access.
H 06 Land to the rear of 19 Moneymore Road
This 2.13 hectare site is situated south of Moneymore Road.
Key site requirements:
  • a single access and a right turning lane may be required to be provided off Moneymore Road;
  • existing boundary trees should be retained;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be made available to link Moneymore Road with the proposed pedestrian/cycle path to the rear of the site;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Moneymore Road; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and this will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 07 Land to the north of Beechway
This 2.47 hectare site is situated next to the completed Phase 1 of the Eastern Distributor Road and can be accessed from either Beechway or off the Moneymore Road.
Key site requirements:
  • access should be taken from either the northern boundary of the site via the access to Moneymore Road or via Beechway. No direct access onto the Eastern Distributor Road will be permitted;
  • access via Beechway will require the construction of a footway along the northern side of Beechway to connect with the existing public footway network;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be made available to link Beechway with Moneymore Road; and
  • the existing vegetation along the northern and southern site boundaries should be retained and screen planting using an indigenous species of trees and bushes should be provided along the eastern site boundary.
H 08 Land to the rear of Ferguy Heights and Oldtown Street
This 2.32 hectare site is located to the rear of Ferguy Heights and is part of a drumlin, which falls away in a northern direction. Access to the site is currently via Ferguy Heights. However, it should be noted that this access is only adequate to serve a maximum of 100 dwellings, including the existing housing. Alternative access is possible from the Moneymore Road through housing zoning H 06.
Key site requirements:
  • a full tree condition survey of all trees on the site will be required as well as retention of all mature trees and hedgerows along the site boundaries;
  • a right turning lane may be required at the junction with Oldtown Street;
  • the laneway on the northern site boundary will be required as a walkway/cycleway to Milburn Street;
  • pedestrian/cycle access to the abutting open space will be required, allowing for a pedestrian link out through Beechway;
  • the design of the dwellings located on the hill top in the southern portion of the site should reflect the need to minimise visual prominence; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 09 Land to the south of The Dales and north of Old Coagh Road
This 7.68 hectare site is located next to the completed Phase 1 of the Eastern Distributor Road. The site slopes away from the new road before falling to the east. A pedestrian underpass links the site to Beechway. Access to this land will need to be taken from Old Coagh Road, although it should be noted that access for a limited number of dwellings is available from The Dales.
Key site requirements:
  • Old Coagh Road should be upgraded to facilitate access;
  • a footpath/cycleway should be provided through the site linking the subway with the southeastern corner of the site;
  • a footway should be provided along Old Coagh Road to link the access to the existing public footway network;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • a landscaping scheme will be required which should include planting thoughout the site with particular attention to the boundary with Old Coagh Road. Screen planting of indigenous tree species should be provided along the slopes of the relief road and to the site's eastern boundary;
  • a range of housing densities and house types should be provided; and
  • at least 0.5 hectares of open space, incorporating children's play provision, should be provided, preferably at the western end of the site.
H 10 Land to the north of Fountain Road
This 3.91 hectare site is located adjacent to the entrance to Cookstown Leisure Centre and backs onto the playing fields of Cookstown High School.
Key site requirements:
  • a right turning lane may be required onto Fountain Road;
  • a full tree survey will be required. Trees on the northern boundary of the site should be retained. The housing layout should also retain the mature trees along the central field boundary and the road frontage;
  • additional screen planting should be provided along Fountain Road and the boundary adjacent to the all weather pitch; and
  • the layout should be designed to ensure houses front onto Fountain Road.
H 11 Land north of Fountain Road (west of entrance to Cookstown Leisure Centre)
This 0.76 hectare site is located next to Cookstown Leisure Centre and contains an electricity substation.
Key site requirements:
  • the electricity substation should be relocated on site and the electricity lines routed underground in order to facilitate the efficient use of the site; and
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Fountain Road
H 12 Land to the rear of Fountain Road, Coolnafranky Park and Lomond Heights
This 3.55 hectare backland site is located adjacent to existing open space at Coolnafranky.
Key site requirements:
  • access should be taken from Fountain Court or Lomond Heights subject in both cases to the provision of a footway to link with the existing public footway network and the provision of a right turning lane off Fountain Road;
  • the development should not interfere with the alignment of the Eastern Distributor Road (EDR), although provision should be made for cycle and pedestrian access from the EDR to link with the proposed safer route to school on Fountain Road. The access should follow the line of the watercourse to the northern boundary;
  • existing mature boundary trees should be retained;
  • dwellings should be orientated to face onto the Coolnafranky play space and the palisade fencing removed; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
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