Planning Portal

Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Lurgan: Housing (Page 1 of 5)

A total of 194.22 hectares of land is zoned for housing in Lurgan, in a range of locations. 151.48 hectares are zoned for Phase 1 release, and a further 42.74 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 housing land 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

L/H 1 Land East of Kiln Road (43.73 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 all boundaries shall be retained and incorporated into the proposed development. The existing vegetation on the site shall 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 traversing the site should be clearly identified and, if possible, retained as features and incorporated into the proposed development;
  • any development shall incorporate an extensive and clearly defined network of cycle paths and footways which link into the existing networks in Lurgan;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site and careful consideration must be given to the relationship between future housing and the railway line which runs along the south eastern corner of the site;
  • the layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto Kiln Road;
  • the site may be accessed onto Kiln Road through two access points located to the north and to the south of the Silverwood Hotel. These access points should be located so as to maximise the access standards, with regard to access stagger, visibility splays and forward visibility. Both access points will require a right turning lane. Improvements may also be required at both the Kiln Road/Silverwood Road and Kiln Road/Lough Road junctions, subject to the scale and layout of the proposed development. An access point must also be provided onto Silverwood Road, with access taken through the area zoned for light industry/warehousing. This access point will also require a right turning lane. Third party land may be required to accommodate access to this site. The Department will consider other access locations, in addition to those stated, where standards can be met and are acceptable in terms of the overall Concept Master Plan; and
  • any development for more than 200 houses, or any 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.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for the northwestern part of the site and may be required for low-lying areas in the centre and to the east of the site. Also, there are existing foul sewers, trunk sewers and several major pumping water mains traversing the site. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of these sewers and mains. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying part of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
L/H 1 (a) Land east of Kiln Road (1.23 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • the results of a comprehensive survey, identifying trees, hedgerows and othervegetation 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 planning permission. The existing vegetation on all boundaries shall be retained and incorporated into the proposed development. The existing vegetation on the site shall 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;
  • any existing streams traversing the site should be clearly identified and, if possible retained as features and incorporated into the proposed development;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed shall respect the topography of the site. The layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto Kiln Road;
  • the site shall be accessed through the existing housing development to the north, subject to the relevant access requirements being met; and
  • no building will be permitted within 6 metres of any sewers and mains running through the site.
L/H 2 Land north of Silverwood Road (3.99 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 within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained and incorporated into the proposed development. 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 north western boundary, in particular, should be planted with appropriate species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • any development shall incorporate an extensive and clearly defined network of cycle paths and footways which link into the existing networks in Lurgan; and
  • the development shall be accessed onto Silverwood Lane. This will require a right turning lane at the Silverwood Lane/Silverwood Road junction. A footway link to connect with the existing cycle path to the southeast will be required. Third party land may be required to accommodate this access and footway. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. Direct access, including for individual dwellings, will not be permitted onto Silverwood Road.
The developer should note that a water main extension is required to serve this 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. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying part of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
L/H 3 Land to the rear of Ashgrove Grange (off Lake Street) (4.62 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 all boundaries shall be retained and supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting. The northern and western boundaries, in particular, shall be planted with appropriate species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • consideration should be given to retention of the stream which forms the southern boundary of the site and its incorporation as a feature in the proposed development; and
  • the development shall be accessed onto Ashgrove Grange to the east. This will require improvements of the Ashgrove Grange/Lake Street junction. A right turning lane may be required at this junction, subject to the scale and layout of the proposed development. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for part of the site. In addition, the site is traversed by an existing foul sewer. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres either side of, this sewer.
Previous Next
Get Adobe Reader software (link opens in a new browser window)