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

Phase 2 Housing Continued

H 26 Land south of Orritor Road
This 9.39 hectare, mainly green field, site contains existing dwellings and an open watercourse running from its northwestern corner to its southwestern corner.
Key site requirements:
  • the mature vegetation on the northern boundary of the site should be retained, subject to compliance with sight lines;
  • additional screen planting of indigenous local species of trees and hedging should be provided along the western and southwestern site boundaries;
  • a detailed tree survey should be carried out and where appropriate existing mature trees and hedgerows should be retained;
  • the open watercourse should be retained as an amenity for the housing and as a walkway/cycleway up to the southern boundary of the site;
  • access including public transport/pedestrian/cycle movement should be made available to link Orritor Road through H 26 and H 17 to Tullagh Road;
  • a footway should be provided along Orritor Road to link the access to the existing public footway network;
  • at least 1 hectare of public open space, including equipped children's play facilities and playing fields, should be provided. The open space should be located at the southern end of the site to link with the required open space on H 17;
  • housing should be orientated to avoid overlooking neighbouring back gardens along the eastern site boundary;
  • a range of house types should be provided; and
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Orritor Road.
H 27 Land north of Orritor Road, opposite Sperrin View
This 5.26 hectare triangular site is located at the western edge of the town and has a treelined watercourse running through it. There is a small children's play space nearby, although this is only large enough to cater for the needs of the neighbouring housing in Sperrin View.
Key site requirements:
  • access through the site should be provided for public transport;
  • the existing footway to the site frontage with Orritor Road will need to be widened;
  • the mature vegetation to the north and western site boundaries should be retained and augmented;
  • a detailed tree condition survey, incorporating into the design those trees which are in good condition and can be retained, will be required;
  • a minimum of 0.5 hectares of open space incorporating a kickabout area will be required. This should take the form of a linear park along the watercourse, which should be kept open as an amenity feature for the housing, with a walkway/cycleway running adjacent to it. Access should also be kept available along the stream to the northwestern boundary of the site;
  • sewerage and pumping facilities, to the satisfaction of Water Service, will be required; and
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Orritor Road.
H 28 Land northeast of the junction of Maloon Road and Orritor Road
This 5.67 hectare green field site rises from Maloon Road before falling away to a watercourse to the north.
Key site requirements:
  • access including public transport/pedestrian/cycle movement should be made available to link Orritor Road through H 28, H 29 and H 19 to Lissan Road and Morgans Hill Road;
  • access to the site from Maloon Road will require upgrading of Maloon Road and its junction with Orritor Road;
  • a right turning lane may be required at the access from Orritor Road;
  • approximately 0.5 hectares of public open space should be provided. This could be located next to the eastern site boundary to link with the public open space required for the neighbouring housing land, H 18 and H 19;
  • the existing mature vegetation on the northern site boundary should be retained and augmented and the hedgerow along the eastern boundary incorporated into the housing layout;
  • the stream on the northern site boundary should be left open and incorporated as a design feature in the form of a walkway/cycleway;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Orritor Road or Maloon Road;
  • the barn building on site should be demolished to make efficient residential use of the site; and
  • the pumping station should be upgraded to the satisfaction of Water Service.
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.
H 29 Land south of Lissan Road
This 20.33 hectare green field site, containing a farm group, rises steeply to a hill top upon which are the remains of a rath. There is also an open watercourse running through the lower section of the site and an attractive tree lined farm lane to the south.
Key site requirements:
  • access, including public transport/pedestrian/cycle movement, should be made available to link Lissan Road through H 29, H 28, and H 19 to Morgans Hill Road and Orritor Road;
  • a footway should be provided along Lissan Road to link the access to the existing public footway network to the east and west of the site;
  • a right turning lane may be required at the access from Lissan Road;
  • the watercourse running through the site should be kept open as a landscape feature and used as the route for a walkway/cycleway;
  • the rath on the site should be protected and a tree circle reinstated around it;
  • a minimum of 2 hectares of public open space should be provided. The open space should be divided between provision of informal open space at the rath, an extension of the Princess Avenue playing field, and retention of the open watercourse and existing lane way as a walkway/cycleway;
  • a tree survey will be required and, where appropriate, existing mature trees and hedgerows should be retained and augmented, giving special attention to the western boundary and Lissan Road;
  • the layout should be designed to ensure that houses front onto Lissan Road;
  • a range of house types should be provided; and
  • the land on the site is steeply sloping and will require careful attention to matters relating to layout, siting, design and density.
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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