Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Lurgan: Conservation (Page 2 of 2)
|Designation L/LLPA 4 St Michael's Senior High School Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at St Michael's Senior High School and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
St Michael's Senior High School and its landscaped grounds, together with adjoining properties, flank both sides of Cornakinnegar Road in north Lurgan. The group of buildings and their landscaped settings form a visually significant landmark on the edge of settlement, and similarly, the mature planting enhances the "entrance" to Lurgan. The LLPA is designated to protect this locally significant building and its surroundings, together with the attractive vistas which contribute to the visual amenity of the area.
|Designation L/LLPA 5 The Pines Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at The Pines, Avenue Road and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
The Pines is a substantial residence, well-screened from public views by mature tree planting and its boundary wall, with a variety of mature planting, including specimen trees in its grounds. It serves as a visually distinctive feature at the "entrance" to the town. The LLPA is designated to protect the important tree groups and the visual significance of the area.
Within this LLPA planning permission may be granted for low density development subject to:
- the retention and protection of existing trees; and
- satisfactory access and infrastructure.
Areas of Townscape Character
|Designation L/ATC 1 College Walk Area of Townscape Character|
|An Area of Townscape Character (ATC) is designated at College Walk to the northwest of Lurgan and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
Development proposals within the ATC will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy CON 5 and prevailing regional planning policy.
The Area of Townscape Character covers the residential development which lies between College Walk and Lough Road, as well as dwelling numbers 3-6 College Walk. The houses are of individual design but all are set in mature gardens, in spacious plots, which extend from Lough Road to the rear of dwelling numbers 3-6 College Walk. The boundary with Lough Road is defined by a row of mature trees on a raised bank. The Area of Townscape Character is designated to retain the housing density, mature planted settings and the spacious plot size within the area, and to complement the adjoining Local Landscape Policy Area which is designated at Lurgan College. The density of development proposals will be an important consideration in determining those proposals.