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Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Cookstown: Settlements  Housing (Page 3 of 5)

Phase 1 Housing Continued

H 13 Land at Westbury Drive, west of Westland Road South
This 5.49 hectare site consists of a large hill sloping up from the road and then falling away to the treelined Ballinderry River. The hill contains the buried remains of a rath.
Key site requirements:
  • all trees along the southern, western and eastern site boundaries must be retained;
  • access should be provided from Westland Road South via the existing housing development road, Westbury Drive;
  • a walkway/cycleway should be provided to link the Ballinderry River walkway to the west of the site with Westbury Drive;
  • a footway should be provided on Westland Road at the frontage of Westbury Drive to connect with existing footways;
  • a right turning lane may be required;
  • the buried remains of the rath should be protected from development and a tree circle should be reinstated outside of the rath; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 14 Land east of Westland Road South
This 3.07 hectare green field site rises steeply towards a hill top rath. The rath, which is a local landmark, is marked by a tree circle of conifers.
Key site requirements:
  • no development should take place within a 15 metre radius of the rath. This area should not be used by construction vehicles, for the storage of building materials or for the spreading of excavated soil;
  • no part of the development should take place in advance of the implementation of a programme of archaeological work as agreed with the Department's Environment and Heritage Service, including the recording of any archaeological remains discovered during the stripping of topsoil and other works of site preparation;
  • the housing layout adjacent to the rath should be designed to ensure that houses front onto it and do not exceed one storey;
  • a cycle/walkway should be provided to link from the proposed car park and a river access on the opposite site of road with Convent Road;
  • the housing layout should be designed to open up views of the rath from Westland Road South, and the proposed car park and river access opposite;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses do not back onto Westland Road South;
  • a tree survey will be required and the layout should incorporate, where appropriate, all existing mature trees and hedgerows; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting and design.
H 15 Land to the south of Tullaville and West of Westland Road
This 2.41 hectare site currently contains two dwellings and associated outbuildings.
Key site requirements:
  • the grass verge and open space towards the Westland Road entrance should be retained;
  • mature trees on the site and mature hedgerows along the site boundaries should be retained;
  • pedestrian/cycle access through the site to link with the Ballinderry River walkway should be provided. Pedestrian/cycle links should also be made available with the neighbouring housing site, H 16, to the west;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Westland Road; and
  • some of the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 16 Land south of Tullagh View
This 0.91 hectare site is accessible via Tullagh View and contains an electricity substation.
Key site requirements:
  • development of the site is dependent on improvement of the junction of Tullagh Road and Westland Road;
  • the boundary hedgerows and trees should be retained;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be provided to link with the neighbouring housing site, H 15; and
  • the land on the site is gently sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 17 Land to the north of Tullagh Road
This 4.38 hectare green field site rises steadily from Tullagh Road in a northerly direction.
Key site requirements:
  • 0.5 hectares of public open space should be provided on a single site, incorporating children's play provision, preferably to link with open space required for the neighbouring development, H 26;
  • a full tree survey will be required and, where appropriate, existing trees and hedgerows should be retained and augmented, with special attention given to the western boundary;
  • the developer will be responsible for providing a footway along the northern side of Tullagh Road over the frontage of the site; and
  • access including public transport and pedestrian/cycle movement should be made available to link Tullagh Road through H 17 and H 26 to Orritor Road.
Favourable consideration will also be given to the development of local convenience shopping provided the net floorspace does not exceed 250 square metres. The shopping should be an integral part of the housing layout.
H 18 Land north of Orritor Road
This 3.59 hectare green field site can be accessed off Orritor Road and from the adjacent housing land to the north and west.
Key site requirements:
  • an area of approximately 0.5 hectares of public open space incorporating formal children's play provision should be provided. This should be located towards the western boundary of the site so that it could link with the open space requirement on the neighbouring land;
  • the plantation of conifers to the east of the site should be retained and the hedge to the west should be incorporated into the housing layout; and
  • access including vehicular/pedestrian/cycle movement should be made available to link Orritor Road through H 18, H 19 and H 28 to Lissan Road and Morgans Hill Road.
H 19 Land west of Morgans Hill Road
This 6.10 hectare site is located in a dip on Morgans Hill Road and has planning permission for 146 dwellings. Development is ongoing.
H 20 Land south of Lissan Road and north of Windsor Crescent
This 0.98 hectare site is located north of Windsor Crescent and Woodglen Crescent residential developments on the northwestern edge of Cookstown. There is an existing area of open space to the southeast of the site at Woodglen Crescent.
Key site requirements:
  • access to the site should be via Woodglen Crescent;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be made available to link the site to the open space at Windsor Crescent and the neighbouring housing site H 29;
  • a range of house types should be provided.
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