Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Dunnamore is located ten kilometres west of Cookstown within the Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The village has a dispersed settlement form with locally significant services and community facilities concentrated at two nodes.
Local demand for housing within the village is likely to be low and the absence of a sewage treatment works is an overriding constraint on growth. Development will normally be restricted to single dwellings of an appropriate design in keeping with the existing character of the village. Particular consideration will be given to the location of the village within the AONB.
Part of the village and its environs also fall within the Sperrin Area of Constraint on Mineral Developments (see Plan Policy MN 1).
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated to protect archaeological and nature conservation interests and a small stream in the area. Development will not normally be permitted in this area.
St Mary's Church, a listed building in a prominent location, is visible from various vantage points in the surrounding countryside and is identified as a local landmark. Views of the Church from the west and south along the heavily trafficked A505 are particularly important. Development that would impact significantly on views of the Church will not normally be permitted.