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

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The town centre boundary proposed in the Draft Craigavon Area Plan is not confirmed and, therefore, does not form part of the adopted Plan. The Department will undertake a study to examine retail provision in Lurgan. This study will inform the designation of an appropriate town centre boundary and Retail Frontage Policy Areas.

Development Opportunity Sites

Plan Policy L/DOS 1 Development Opportunity Sites
Development Opportunity Sites are designated within Lurgan and are shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area as an inset.
Favourable consideration will normally be given for appropriate mixed use and commercial development on Development Opportunity Sites provided any proposals are in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy, and the other policies, key site requirements and guidance contained in the Plan.
Designation L1 Castle Lane Development Opportunity Site
A 1.9 hectare site is designated suitable for either retail, office or residential uses, or a mix of these uses.
Key site requirements:
  • the building frontage along Castle Lane should be at least two storey height equivalent;
  • the proposal should incorporate pedestrian access to Market Street via the existing alleyways;
  • the proposal should retain or make new provision for public toilets;
  • the proposal will need to provide satisfactory access and parking arrangements. A Traffic Impact Assessment will be required to demonstrate that the proposal will not lead to an unreasonable or detrimental impact on traffic movement and road safety; and
  • a building restriction within 6 metres of sewerage pipes must be observed within the site and wayleaves preserved.
This site may contain archaeological remains. Developers should note that the provisions of Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning, Archaeology and the Built Heritage, Policy BH3 will apply to this site.
Designation L2 Castle Lane Development Opportunity Site
A 1.1 hectare site is designated suitable for retail, leisure or residential uses or a mix of these uses.
Key site requirements:
  • the proposal should not infringe on the integrity of the boundary with Brownlow House;
  • the proposal should not harm the character or appearance of the adjacent open spaces at Brownlow House and Lurgan Park;
  • acceptable detailed drawings should be submitted which illustrate the relationship between the proposal and Brownlow House;
  • the proposal should provide satisfactory access and parking arrangements. Road widening and footway provision will be required along the site frontage. A Traffic Impact Assessment will also be required to demonstrate that the proposal will not lead to an unreasonable or detrimental impact on traffic movement and road safety;
  • a building restriction within 6 metres of sewerage pipes must be observed within the site and wayleaves preserved; and
  • no building will be permitted beyond the alignment of Brownlow House. Any development will be expected to incorporate a variety of detailing into its roofing, to complement the prevailing roofscape of Brownlow House and the views of both StPeter's Church and Christ Church, as seen from Castle Lane. The cornice level of any development will not exceed two domestic storeys in height. Landscaping will be required to mitigate the effect of any development on the adjacent LLPA and residential properties on Wellington Street. External finishes and detailing on any building/development within the site will be required to make use of sympathetic building materials and techniques, which respect those of Brownlow House and the buildings on Wellington Street.
This site may contain archaeological remains. Developers should note that the provisions of Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning, Archaeology and the Built Heritage, Policy BH3 will apply to this site.
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