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Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Cookstown  Industry and Mixed Business Zonings (Page 2 of 2)

I 4 Land between Coagh Road and Old Coagh Road
This 17.85 hectare site consists of a farm group and two dwellings, the remains of the railway embankments, and agricultural fields. The land at present is undulating with steep slopes to the eastern boundary and will need substantial levelling. Before development of the site can take place Stage Two of the Eastern Distributor Road (Coagh Road to Fountain Road) will need to have been implemented.
However, as set out in Policy TRAN 2, favourable consideration may be given to proposals where developers are willing to provide an appropriate section of the road to the Department for Regional Development's required standards in compliance with prevailing regional planning policy.
A comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following key site requirements:
  • the existing farm group and dwellings on the site should be demolished to allow for comprehensive redevelopment;
  • the development should be set back along its frontage with Old Coagh Road and Coagh Road to facilitate road widening;
  • access to the majority of the site should be from the Coagh Road which will require to be upgraded to a satisfactory standard;
  • landscaping and buffer planting of indigenous trees and shrubs should be provided along the Eastern Distributor Road, Coagh Road and Old Coagh Road;
  • the development should be set back from the steeply sloping land on the eastern boundary of the site and buffer planting of indigenous trees and shrubs provided on the hill slopes;
  • the old railway line should be retained and developed as a cycle/walkway from Molesworth Street to the Old Coagh Road; and
  • pedestrian and cycle access should be provided through the site along the route shown on the Cookstown Map No. 36a, supplemented by appropriate planting.
I 5 Land south of Coagh Road
This 4.9 hectare site is located off Coagh Road and consists of a farm group and agricultural fields. Development is dependent on implementation of Stage Two of the Eastern Distributor Road (Coagh Road to Fountain Road).
A comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following Key site requirements:
  • the development should be set back along its frontage with Coagh Road to facilitate road widening;
  • access to the site should be from Coagh Road which will require to be upgraded to a satisfactory standard;
  • landscaping and buffer planting of indigenous trees and shrubs should be provided along the Eastern Distributor Road, Coagh Road and the eastern site boundary; and
  • pedestrian and cycle access should be provided through the site along the route shown on the Cookstown Map No. 36a, supplemented by appropriate planting.
I 6 Land east of Unipork Factory, Molesworth Road
This 6.3 hectare site is located to the east of the Unipork Factory. Development is dependent on implementation of Stage Two of the Eastern Distributor Road (Coagh Road to Fountain Road). A town walkway is also proposed through the site to link the town centre with the Ballinderry River walkway.
A comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following Key site requirements:
  • the Standing Stones should be retained in situ and protected from development which should pay due regard to their setting and public access to them;
  • the development should be set back along its frontage with Cloghog Road to facilitate road widening;
  • if access to the site is from Cloghog Road, the road will be required to be upgraded from the Eastern Distributor Road to the site entrance to a satisfactory standard;
  • pedestrian and cycle access should be provided through the site along the route shown on the Cookstown Map No. 36a, supplemented with appropriate planting;
  • landscaping and buffer planting of indigenous trees and shrubs should be provided along the southern and eastern boundaries;
  • the mature hedge along the northern boundary should be retained and augmented with additional planting of native species; and
  • a reasonable level of landscaping and buffer planting should be provided where the site abuts the Unipork Factory.
I 7 Land opposite Unipork Factory, Molesworth Road
This 0.52 hectare triangular field is located to the west of Molesworth Road at its junction with Fountain Road. This site will be formed from the residue of land left between the Eastern Distributor Road and the current alignment of Molesworth Road. Accordingly, development is dependent upon implementation of Stage Two of the Eastern Distributor Road (Coagh Road to Fountain Road). The size of the site makes it best suited to a light industrial or business use.
Development on this site will require compliance with the following Key site requirements:
  • the site is appropriately levelled;
  • direct access from the Eastern Distributor Road will not be permitted;
  • landscaping and buffer planting is provided along the Eastern Distributor Road; and
  • a reasonable level of landscaping and buffer planting should be provided where the site abuts the Unipork Factory.
I 8 Land at Loughry
This 12.35 hectare site is located to the south of Cookstown on the main Tullyhogue Road. The site benefits from mature trees along its road frontage and woodlands to the south. The site rises from the road and the western site boundaries are largely undefined.
In addition to the specific requirements stated in Plan Policy IND 2, a comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following Key site requirements:
  • all existing mature vegetation to the main road and the existing woodland to the south should be retained;
  • additional buffer tree planting should be undertaken along all of the site boundaries and should also be used to separate individual plots. Visually the dominant land use should in time become one of woodlands;
  • new buildings should be erected in sympathy with the existing contours of the hill slopes and any earth workings should be minimised;
  • all buildings should be of a high standard of design and use high quality materials; and
  • access to the site should be taken from the existing access point serving the incubation units.

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