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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Lurgan: Conservation (Page 1 of 2)

Local Landscape Policy Areas

Five Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated in and adjoining Lurgan. The policies relating to Local Landscape Policy Areas are Plan Policy CON 2 and Plan Policy CON 3, which are set out in Part 2 of the Plan, and prevailing regional planning policy.
Designation L/LLPA 1 Lurgan Park, Lurgan Golf Course and Brownlow House Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Lurgan Park, Lurgan Golf Course and Brownlow House as shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.
Brownlow House, Lurgan Park and Lurgan Golf Course together comprise some 9 hectares of land, east of Lurgan's commercial core. The house and its landscape setting are part of the lands granted to the Brownlow family who gained the estate in the early 17th Century and laid out the original town. The present Brownlow house, an impressive feature in the present townscape, was built in Tudor style in 1836, replacing an earlier house, for which the 18th Century landscape, now Lurgan Park, was designed. This very fine park combines an ornamental lake with avenues and stands of trees and individual specimens, together with some modern planting, and is identified for inclusion in the Department of the Environment's Environment and Heritage Service proposed Register of Parks, Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest in Northern Ireland.
The LLPA combines areas which have historic significance and are important for their landscape and amenity value, not least for the contribution which they make in defining part of the Lurgan settlement limit. It is designated to protect the surroundings of the listed building and protect the planned landscape and important tree groups in this area of significant landscape and visual amenity.
Within L/LLPA 1, redevelopment within The Waves Complex will only be acceptable subject to the following key site requirements:
  • development proposals must not adversely affect the intrinsic environmental value and character of the Local Landscape Policy Area;
  • any future development should be of a high design and sensitive and in keeping with the landscape character of Lurgan Park;
  • there should be linkages between the development and Lurgan Park;
  • there should be a comprehensive planting scheme to integrate and screen the development; and
  • existing trees within Lurgan Park should be adequately protected, both at the design stage and the implementation stages, and the requirements of BS 5837 1991 "Trees in relation to Construction" must be observed.
Designation L/LLPA 2 Lurgan College Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Lurgan College and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.
Lurgan College is located at College Walk, off Lough Road to the north of the town. The College buildings, in their designed landscape setting, contribute to the historic and landscape value of this part of the town, and form an important mature open space within the urban area. The retention of tree groups in association with the open space is particularly important at this location. The LLPA is designated to protect the important tree groups and the planned landscape which contribute to the visual amenity of the area.
Designation L/LLPA 3 Woodville House Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Woodville House and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.
Woodville House stands in a designed landscape setting, off Lough Road to the north of the town, between existing residential development and zoned housing land. The house is approached by a tree lined drive, through gates from Woodville Avenue. The tree planted grounds, which so enhance the house, also provide a backdrop to existing housing at Blair Drive. The LLPA is designated to protect the planned landscape and important tree groups.

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