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

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Lurgan has two main industrial areas in planned industrial estates - Silverwood and Annesborough. In addition there is significant industrial/ business development at Portadown Road. The location, scale and distribution of this existing industry are important to the continued economic prosperity of the town.

Existing Major Industrial Areas

L/I 1 Existing Industrial Land
The following areas are identified as existing industrial land:
  • Silverwood (68.04ha);
  • Annesborough (36.11ha); and
  • Halfpenny Valley (Portadown Road) (21.78ha).
Within these areas development proposals will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy IND 1 and prevailing regional planning policy.

Industrial Zonings

A total of 52.71 hectares of land is zoned for industrial, storage or distribution use, and light industry and warehousing in Lurgan.
Within these areas development proposals will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy IND 1 and prevailing regional planning policy. Key site requirements for the development of the zoned sites are set out below:
L/I 2 Land north of Portadown Road (Halfpenny Valley)
A 28.84 hectare site is zoned for industrial, storage or distribution use.
Key site requirements:
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development will require to be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission. The existing vegetation on the southern, eastern and western boundaries of the site shall be retained. Supplementary planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species will be required on all boundaries to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the surrounding landscape. A significant belt of new planting will be required all along the western boundary of the site;
  • any development will be required to provide for an area of landscaped open space as indicated in Map L/I 2 in order to provide a buffer between existing housing and future industrial activity;
  • all buildings should be of a high quality of design, with varied elevational treatment and heights; and
  • the development will be required to be accessed onto Portadown Road through the existing access road already constructed.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage may be required for parts of the site. Also, there is a number of existing foul sewers and a major trunk water main located within the site. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres of, these sewers or water mains. Surface water could be discharged into a watercourse located within the site, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying central part of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
L/I 3 Land southwest of Silverwood Road
A 4.35 hectare site is zoned for light industry and warehousing (i.e., Use Classes 4 and 11 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989, as amended).
Key site requirements:
  • a detailed planting plan for the proposed development will require to be submitted with a planning application for full or outline permission. The existing vegetation on the site boundary shall be retained and supplemented with trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for the development and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting;
  • all buildings should be of a high quality of design, with varied treatment and heights; and
  • any access to the development directly from Silverwood Road will require a right turning lane. Third party lands will be required to accommodate this access. Access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility must be met. A footway link will be required along the site frontage.
The developer should note that there are two major trunk water mains traversing the site. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of these mains. Also, surface water could be discharged to a watercourse located within the site, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that the low-lying part of the site may be subject to marginal flooding.
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