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Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Cookstown Housing (Page 4 of 5)

Phase 2 Housing

H 21 Land north of Lissan Road
This 4.71 hectare site is partly green field and partly used for quarry related activities. The site rises to the north and is well treed along the western site boundary, which marks the break between town and country.
Key site requirements:
  • adequate foul sewage and a pumping station will be required;
  • a right turning lane may be required at the access from Lissan Road;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • the existing boundary trees and hedgerows should be retained;
  • the treelined laneway on the eastern site boundary should be retained and pedestrian/cycle access provided;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should also be made available to the housing site to the east of the site, H 01;
  • at least 0.5 hectares of public open space incorporating children's play provision should be provided, preferably located next to the eastern site boundary to link with the public open space required on the neighbouring housing site, H 01. The open space should also link with the pedestrian/cycle access along the eastern boundary; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
H 22 Land adjacent to 63 Lissan Road
This 0.99 hectare green field site links road frontage housing to the north east with the rest of town. The land to the rear of the site slopes up steeply.
Key site requirements:
  • housing on this site should face the road and continue the linear pattern to link with the existing houses further west on Lissan Road;
  • accesses onto Lissan Road should be limited in number and be shared;
  • mature vegetation on the eastern boundary should be retained; and
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Lissan Road.
H 23 Land east of Coolreaghs Road, rear of Mount View
This 4.24 hectare greenfield site is located at the northern extremity of the town behind existing housing on Coolreaghs Road and slopes northwards to open farmland.
Key site requirements:
  • access to the site should be from Coolreaghs Road. The road will require upgrading to a satisfactory standard;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be provided to link with the neighbouring housing site, H 02;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • additional planting, together with screen planting of indigenous tree species, will be required on the northern and western boundaries;
  • an open space of at least 0.4 hectares incorporating children's play provision should be provided. The open space should be provided as a single site and could be located towards the southern boundary of the site; and
  • the housing layout should open up views of the Sperrins from the street scene.
H 24 Land south of Fountain Road adjacent to the proposed Eastern Distributor Road
This 9.63 hectare site is located at the eastern extremity of the town and links Fountain Road in the north with the golf course to the south.
Development of the site is dependent on provision of the Eastern Distributor Road, the final phase of which follows the western site boundary. In the construction of the Eastern Distributor Road, a subway should be provided. Favourable consideration will also be given to the provision 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. A walkway is proposed by the District Council along the old railway track towards the eastern boundary of the site.
Key site requirements:
  • access should be taken from Fountain Road;
  • a footway/cycleway through the site should be provided to link the eastern boundary with the proposed subway under the Eastern Distributor Road;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and where appropriate, mature trees and hedgerows should be retained;
  • buffer planting should be provided where the site abuts the proposed Eastern Distributor Road;
  • the open watercourse to the south of the site should be retained and pedestrian/cycle access provided along its bank;
  • a footway/cyclepath should be provided along the route of the old railway on the eastern boundary of the site;
  • a range of housing densities and house types should be provided;
  • provision of a minimum of 0.5 hectares of open space including a kickabout area. The open space should incorporate the footpath/cyclepath and informal planting along the watercourse on the western boundary; and
  • a reasonable level of landscaping and buffer planting should be provided where the site abuts the Unipork Factory.
H 25 Land between Sandholes Road and the Ballinderry River
This 17.37 hectare, mainly green field site, rises from the Sandholes Road and the Dungannon Road to a plateau before falling away to the Ballinderry River. The site contains existing houses and farm buildings.
Key site requirements:
  • a full tree condition survey should be carried out and where appropriate, mature trees and hedgerows should be retained;
  • a minimum of 1.75 hectares of public open space is required. Part of this could be outside the housing land within the Local Landscape Policy Area along the north eastern boundary of the site next to the Ballinderry River, which would be ideal for an informal park. However, smaller areas for children's play provision should also be located elsewhere on the site;
  • vehicular access to the site should be from the Sandholes Road and right turning lanes may be required;
  • access to the site will not be permitted from Dungannon Road;
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • pedestrian/cycle access should be made available from Sandholes Road to the Ballinderry River corridor;
  • a footbridge/cycle bridge should be provided across the Ballinderry River to the adjacent shopping facilities;
  • a range of house types should be provided; 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.
Provided all the key site requirements for this site are met, favourable consideration will also be given to the provision of local convenience shopping provided provision does not exceed a net floorspace of 250 square metres. The shopping should be an integral part of the housing layout.
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