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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Central Craigavon Recreation and Open Space

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The range of open space within Central Craigavon includes Tannaghmore Gardens, which is of historic importance, various playing field complexes and green wedges designed as part of the urban fabric to function as buffers between the residential areas. These open spaces and recreational areas form part of the urban structure of Central Craigavon in that they contribute to the environmental quality of the area, as well as providing for the recreational needs of residents. They will be protected through the provisions of Planning Policy Statement 8 (PPS 8): Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation.

Existing Open Space

The following areas of existing open space are identified for information and shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area:
  • City Park and Tannaghmore Gardens (55.15ha)
  • Central Sports Area (28.78ha)
  • Brownlow Linear Park (15.57ha)
  • Craigavon Leisure Centre complex (10.14ha)
  • Legahory Playing Fields (10.1ha)
  • Drumgask Playing fields (10.66ha)
  • Tullygally Playing Fields (6.55ha)
  • Parkmore Open Space (5.2ha); and
  • Ardowen Open Space (4.51ha).
Within these areas planning applications will be determined in accordance with the provisions of PPS 8. Any other areas of existing open space are, however, also covered by the same safeguarding provisions of prevailing regional planning policy.
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