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

A total of 182.39 hectares of land is zoned for housing in Portadown, in a range of locations. 139.36 hectares are zoned for Phase 1 release, and a further 43.03 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 the 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

P/H 1 Land south of Moy Road (4.83 hectares)
Key site requirements:
  • the results of a comprehensive survey, identifying trees, hedgerows and other vegetation tobe 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 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 vegetation on the southern and western boundaries, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • any access to the development from Moy Road may require a right turning lane, subject to the scale and layout of the proposed development. The access must be located so as to allow proper stagger from the access to lands to the north of Moy Road. Third party lands may be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link along Moy Road to connect with the existing footway at St Malachy's School to the southeast will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Moy Road.
The developer should note that a foul sewer extension is required to connect the site to the nearest public sewer and that pumping of foul sewage will be required. In addition, there are no existing public surface water sewers available to serve the site: surface water could be discharged to a watercourse running along the site boundary, subject to consent.
P/H 2 Land north of Moy Road (1.97 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 supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to reduce the visual impact of the development;
  • the layout of the proposal shall take account of the protected, disused rail track bed which runs along the south western boundary of the site, in accordance with Plan Policy TRAN 2; and
  • any access to the development from Moy Road may require a right turning lane, subject to the scale and layout of the proposed development. The access must be located so as to allow proper stagger from the access to lands to the south of Moy Road. Third party lands may be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Moy Road.
The developer should note that a foul sewer extension is required to connect the site to the nearest public sewer and that pumping of foul sewage will be required. In addition, there are no existing public surface water sewers available to serve the site: surface water could be discharged to a watercourse running along the site boundary, subject to consent.
P/H 3 Land between Dungannon Road and Derryanvil Road (16.25 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 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 vegetation on the northern boundary, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • the existing stream which traverses the site should be retained as a feature 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 network in Portadown;
  • 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 Dungannon Road, Drumgoose Road or Derryanvil Road;
  • any access to the development from Drumgoose Road or Derryanvil Road will require road widening and the provision of a right turning lane. Third party land will be required to accommodate either access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. Footway links along both Drumgoose Road and Derryanvil Road to connect with the existing footway on Dungannon Road will be required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Dungannon Road or onto Derryanvil Road; 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 to connect with the existing foul sewer network and that there are no existing public surface water sewers to serve the site.
P/H 4 Land south of Ashgrove Road (5.16 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 boundaries shall be supplemented by the planting of trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for thedevelopment and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting. The vegetation on the north eastern boundary, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • 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 Ashgrove Road; and
  • the site shall be accessed onto Ashgrove Road. This will require road widening and provision of a footway link to the nearest existing footway.
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