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Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Grange

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Grange is located approximately three kilometres southeast of Cookstown.
The village is small in scale and has a limited range of services. Individual dwellings front onto Grange Road at the eastern and northwestern ends of the village, with a number of derelict and agricultural buildings on the northern side of Grange Road.
It is not anticipated that there will be a high demand for housing or other development in the village. Large-scale development would in any case be out of character with the village. New development will normally be restricted to single dwelling units, of an appropriate design, on suitable sites. A feature of the settlement is the significant level of tree cover, therefore, applications for developments should pay careful consideration to both existing and proposed planting.
Two Local Landscape Policy Areas are designated:
  • The Old Graveyard: To protect the graveyard and the mature landscaping within a walled setting; and
  • The Railway Line: To protect an area of local amenity and nature conservation interest thus contributing to the setting of the village. The old line has steep inclines and has been left to grow wild, suggesting it is impractical for farming purposes. The old railway bridge is a feature with local heritage value. The bridge and the adjacent line of the railway should therefore be retained for their heritage and nature conservation interests.
There are two sets of scheduled monuments (standing stones) to the north and south of the village.
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