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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals:Central Craigavon Housing (Page 1 of 3)

A total of 139.60 hectares of land is zoned for housing in Central Craigavon, in a range of locations. 106.96 hectares are zoned for Phase 1 release, and a further 32.64 hectares are zoned in Phase 2.
In accordance with Plan Policy HOU 1, favourable consideration will normally be given to the development of Phase 1 housing land, for housing development, at any time over the plan period. Phase 2 housing land will be held in reserve and release of this land will be subject to review in 2005 (See Plan Policy HOU 1).
The Department will require high standards of layout and design within all housing areas. Proposals to develop zoned housing sites will be required to comply with prevailing regional planning policy and the key site requirements set out below.

Phase 1 Housing Zonings

C/H 1 Land north of Mandeville Road (54.36 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • the results of a comprehensive survey, identifying trees, hedgerows and other vegetation to be retained and incorporated into the proposed development, shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission;
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission. The existing vegetation on the site should be supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for the development and to break up the housing mass and reduce the visual impact of the development;
  • the existing streams which traverse the site should be retained and incorporated as features within the proposed development;
  • the existing cycle path which traverses the site should be retained and pedestrian links in general should be enhanced. The development shall incorporate an extensive and clearly defined network of cycle paths/footways which link into the existing networks in Portadown and Central Craigavon;
  • the development layout shall provide for access by bus with adequate provision for setting down and picking up passengers and be designed toensure maximum accessibility for pedestrians;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site and, in particular, the crest line to the southwest of the site. The layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto Mandeville Road, Highfield Road or Drumnagoon Road;
  • the development shall provide for an appropriate level of local shopping and community facilities to serve the future housing area, in accordance with Plan Policy COM 1 and RSO 1.
  • access to the development through Mandeville Manor or Twinem Court may require a right turning lane, subject to the scale and layout of the development. Third party lands will be required to accommodate either access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided;
  • access to the development from Highfield Park may require a right turning lane at the Highfield Park/Highfield Road junction, subject to the scale and layout of the development. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access. A footway link to connect with the existing footway network in Craigavon Central Area will be required;
  • access to the development from Kernan Hill Road will require road widening and realignment of the road, as well as the provision of a footway link to connect with Mandeville Road to the south. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access;
  • any development for more than 200 houses, or for phased development which would result in a housing potential for the site as a whole of more than 200 houses, will require a Traffic Impact Assessment in order to assess the need for and extent of any further road improvement works;
  • direct vehicular access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Mandeville Road, Highfield Road or Drumnagoon Road; and
  • no access will be permitted onto Northway.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for the northwestern part of the site. Also, there is an existing foul sewer traversing the site. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres either side of, this sewer. There are no existing public surface water sewers available to serve the site: surface water could be discharged to a watercourse located within the site, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that some of the low-lying areas adjacent to the watercourses within the centre of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
C/H 2 Land at Lakeview Park, Brownlow (1.12 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • the results of a comprehensive survey, identifying trees, hedgerows and other vegetation to be retained and incorporated into the proposed development, shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission. The existing group of trees in the south western part of the site must be retained and incorporated into the proposed development;
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission;
  • the existing footways/cycle paths which form the southern and eastern boundaries of the site should be integrated into the proposed development; and
  • the development shall be accessed onto Lakeview Park, subject to access standards being achieved. A footway link is required to connect with the existing footway to the southeast. Third party land may be required to accommodate this footway.
C/H 3 Land at Ridgeway, Brownlow (6.45 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • the results of a comprehensive survey, identifying trees, hedgerows and other vegetation to be retained and incorporated into the proposed development, shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission;
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development shall be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission. The existing vegetation on the site should be supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for the development and to break up the housing mass and reduce the visual impact of the development. The western boundary, in particular, will require supplementary planting;
  • the existing footway/cycle path which forms the eastern boundary of the site, and which links with Legahory Centre to the north and Craigavon Leisure Centre to the southeast, should be integrated into the proposed development;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site and, in particular, its elevated nature when viewed from Drumgor Road. The layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto either Drumgor Road or Legahory Road; and
  • access onto Legahory Road and Drumgor Road may require right turning lanes, subject to the scale and layout of the proposed development. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link to Drumgor Road and Legahory District Centre will be required. Third party land may be required to accommodate access. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Drumgor Road or Legahory Road.
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