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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Portadown: Housing (Page 4 of 5)

Phase 1 Housing Zonings continued

P/H 13 Land to the rear of Breagh Lodge (off Gilford Road) (9.17 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 southern and eastern boundaries, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside; and
  • the site can be accessed onto Gilford Road through Breagh Lodge. Any access to the development from Breagh Road will require road widening (to a width of 6 metres) and a footway along Breagh Road from the Breagh Road/Gilford Road junction. A right turning lane will also be required on Gilford Road. Third party lands will be required to accommodate this access.
P/H 14 Land northwest of Killycomaine Road (6.18 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 existing footway which traverses the site should be retained and incorporated into the proposed development;
  • any access to the development from Killycomaine Road may require a right turning lane, depending on the scale and layout of the proposed development. Third party lands will 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 Killycomaine Road; and
  • no access will be permitted into Enniscrone Estate.
The developer should note that there is some ponding likely to occur along the northern boundary of the site. In addition, the developer shall satisfy him/herself as to the sub-soil conditions on the site.
P/H 15 Land to the rear of Lynden Gate (off Ballyhannon Road) (1.67 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 southern and eastern boundaries, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside; and
  • any access to the development through Lynden Gate will be limited to a maximum of 100 houses, including the number of houses already accessed off the Lynden Gate/Ballyhannon Road junction.
The developer should note that there are existing sewers (foul and surface water) and water mains traversing the site. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of these sewers or mains.
P/H 16 Land east of Ballyhannon Road (2.32 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 forthe development and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting. The vegetation on the southeastern boundary, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar species to ensure a definite natural boundary between the residential area and open countryside;
  • any layout should ensure that all houses are positioned outside the falling distance of the mature trees which bound the site. The layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto Ballyhannon Road; and
  • the site shall be accessed onto Ballyhannon Lane. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided.
The developer should note that there is an existing foul sewer and a trunk water main traversing the site. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of the sewer or mains.
P/H 17 Land between Old Lurgan Road and Ballyhannon Road (10.90 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 eastern boundary, in particular, shall be supplemented with similar 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 links into the existing network in Portadown and Craigavon Central Area;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site;
  • any access to the development from Old Lurgan Road will require road widening between the site and Bocombra Primary School to the west. A right turning lane and third party lands will be required to accommodate this access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link to connect with the existing footway northwest of Bocombra School will be required. Access onto Ballyhannon Road will be limited to a maximum of 50 houses utilising the existing access off Ballyhannon Road, subject to a roundabout being provided within the development. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto either Old Lurgan Road or Ballyhannon Road; and
  • any development for more than 200 houses, or for 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 the existing foul sewer traversing the site will require upgrading. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of this sewer. Alternatively, a pumping station and gravity sewer to Lisnisky playing fields to the north could be provided. Also, surface water could be discharged to a watercourse on the site boundary, subject to consent. In addition the developer should note that the centre of the site is waterlogged.
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