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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals:Central Craigavon Industry

Central Craigavon has two main industrial areas in planned industrial estates -Carn and New Charlestown Road. In addition, there is some industrial/ business development at the Bluestone Business Centre in Brownlow. The location, scale and distribution of this existing industry are important to the continued economic prosperity of Central Craigavon and the Borough as a whole.

Existing Major Industrial Areas

C/I 1 Existing Industrial Land
The following areas are identified as existing industrial land:
  • Carn (62.07ha); and
  • New Charlestown Road (35.05ha).
Within these areas development proposals will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy IND 1 and prevailing regional planning policy.

Industrial Zonings

A total of 127.88 hectares of land is zoned for industry, storage and distribution in Central Craigavon.
Within these areas development proposals will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy IND 1 and prevailing regional planning policy. The key site requirements for the development of the zoned sites are set out overleaf.
C/I 2 Land north of Northway and East of New Charlestown Road (66.03 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • 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 south eastern boundary of the site shall be retained. Supplementary planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species will be required on all boundaries to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the surrounding landscape. A significant belt of new planting will be required along the entire northern, eastern and western boundaries of the site;
  • any development shall provide for an area of landscaped open space as indicated in Map C/I 2 to provide a buffer between existing housing and future industrial activity;
  • all buildings should be of a high quality of design, with varied elevational treatment and heights;
  • any access to the development onto Carn Road will require road widening. The development can also be accessed onto the proposed M12-Central Way link road. Access onto either road will require a right turning lane and provision of a footway link to the nearest existing footway network. In both cases, third party land will be required to accommodate the access and footway. Access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility must be met. Access directly onto Northway will not be permitted;
  • a Traffic Impact Assessment will be required in order to assess the need for and extent of any further works; and
  • the proposal should make provision for access by public transport.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for part of the site. Also, the site is traversed by an existing foul sewer. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres either side of, this sewer. There are no public surface water sewers available to serve this site. Surface water may be discharged into a watercourse traversing the site, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying, marshy ground along the northern boundary of the site may be liable to periodic waterlogging and the areas adjacent to watercourses may be subject to marginal flooding.
C/I 3 Land south of Mandeville Road (41.72 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • 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 eastern boundary of the site shall be retained. Supplementary planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species will be required on all boundaries to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the surrounding landscape. A significant belt of new planting will be required along the entire northern, eastern and western boundaries of the site;
  • any development will need to provide for an area of landscaped open space as indicated in Map C/I 3 to provide a buffer between existing/future housing and future industrial activity;
  • all buildings should be of a high quality of design, with varied elevational treatment and heights;
  • the development will be accessed onto the existing roundabouts on Mandeville Road to the northwest and Knockmenagh Road to the east. In both cases, access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility must be met. Footway links to the nearest existing footway network will be required;
  • a Traffic Impact Assessment will be required in order to assess the need for and extent of any further works; and
  • the proposal should make provision for access by public transport.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage may be required for part of the site. Also, there are no public surface water sewers available to serve this site. Surface water may be discharged into a watercourse traversing the site, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that some of the low-lying areas adjacent to watercourses may be subject to marginal flooding.
C/I 4 Land west of Charlestown Road (20.13 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 outline or full permission;
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development shall be submitted with a planning application for outline or full permission. The existing vegetation on the site boundaries shall be retained. Supplementary planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species will be required on all boundaries to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the surrounding landscape;
  • any development will need to provide for an area of landscaped open space as indicated in Map C/I 4 to provide a buffer between existing housing and future industrial activity. The existing vegetation on the eastern boundary of the site should be supplemented with trees and bushes of similar species;
  • all buildings should be of a high quality of design, with varied elevational treatment and heights;
  • there is evidence of recent badger activity on this site. The badger is a protected species under the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and a developer must conform with the statutory species protection measures for badgers;
  • any development will be accessed onto Charlestown Road at the north eastern corner of the site. This will require improvement of the Charlestown Road/New Charlestown Road link and stopping up of the northern section of Charlestown Road. A right turning lane will be required on New Charlestown Road. Access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility must be met. A footway link to the nearest existing footway network on Charlestown Road will be required; and
  • the proposal should make provision for access by public transport.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for the western part of the site. Also, the site is traversed by an existing foul sewer and pumping sewer. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres either side of, these sewers. In addition, the developer should note that some of the low-lying, flat land may be liable to waterlogging and localised ponding, and land adjacent to watercourses may be subject to marginal flooding.

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