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

Phase 1 Housing Zonings continued

L/H 13 Land east of Old Portadown Road (1.60 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 the site shall be supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to reduce the visual impact of the development;
  • the layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto Old Portadown Road; and
  • any access to the development from Old Portadown Road will be subject to access standards, with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility being met. A footway link along Old Portadown Road to connect with the existing footway to the north will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Old Portadown Road.
The developer should note that there is an existing foul sewer and two major water mains running along the northeastern boundary of the site. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres of, any of these sewers or water mains. In addition, there are no existing public surface water sewers available to serve the site: surface water could be discharged to a watercourse located within the site, subject to consent.
L/H 14 Land northwest of Old Portadown Road (7.41 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 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 northern boundary of the site, in particular, shall be planted to create a buffer between future housing and adjacent industrial activity;
  • the stream which traverses the site should be retained as a feature and incorporated into the proposed development;
  • consideration should be given to the retention of the stone wall which forms part of the site boundary along Old Portadown Road and its incorporation as a feature in the proposed development;
  • the location of existing overhead electricity lines should be identified and their relationship with proposed housing specified;
  • 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;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site. The layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto either Old Portadown Road or Gilpinstown Road;
  • the development shall be accessed onto Old Portadown Road through one access point located 50 metres northeast of the Ashdene Park/Old Portadown Road junction. This will require a right turning lane. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access. Access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility must be met. A footway link along Old Portadown Road to connect with the existing footway to the northeast will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Old Portadown Road; and
  • any access onto Gilpinstown Road will require a right turning lane to Portadown Road. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link along Gilpinstown Road to connect with the existing footway network will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Gilpinstown Road.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage may be necessary for low-lying areas of the site. There is an existing foul sewer and two major trunk water mains within the site. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres of, any of these sewers or water mains. Also, there are no existing public surface water sewers available to serve the site. Surface water could be discharged to a watercourse located within the site, subject to consent.
L/H 15 Land between Gilford Road and Glenavon Lane (15.37 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 where possible and 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 mature vegetation along the south south western boundary, in particular, should be retained and supplemented with appropriate species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • 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 access to the development from Gilford Road will require a right turning lane, with adequate spacing from the access to lands east of Gilford Road and stopping up of the southern section of Old Gilford Road. Third party land will be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link along Gilford Road to connect with the existing footway to the north will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Gilford Road. Any access onto Upper Mourne Road will be subject to access standards being achieved; 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 there are trunk water mains on the site boundary. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of these mains. Also, a water main extension may be required to serve this site. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying part of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
L/H 16 Land east of Gilford Road (12.58 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • 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; and
  • the site can be accessed onto Gilford Road provided the following access standards are achieved: visibility splays and a right turning lane with adequate junction spacing from access on the opposite side of Gilford Road. The existing footway on Gilford Road frontage should be widened to 1.8 metres and widening to continue towards Lurgan (to where the existing width is 1.8 metres). Careful consideration is required for the actual positioning of the access on Gilford Road so that it does not conflict with the opposite access. Frontage development will not be permitted onto Gilford Road.
The site is generally sloping ground to the east of Gilford Road, draining naturally to a designated watercourse to the south. It is considered unlikely that the site will be affected by significant flooding from any known watercourse. Necessary improvements to a watercourse system are considered viable.

Phase 2 Housing Zonings

Phase 2 Housing Zonings
68.3 hectares of land to the north, south and east of Lurgan are zoned for Phase 2 housing:
  • Land at North Circular Road (15.54 ha);
  • Land at Banbridge Road (18.62 ha); and
  • Land at Gilford Road (8.57 ha).
This land will be released for housing development in accordance with Plan Policy HOU 1. Key site requirements for these sites will be identified as part of the housing land review in 2005.
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