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

Phase 1 Housing Zonings continued

P/H 18 Land north of Old Lurgan Road (9.44 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 southeastern 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 link into the existing network in Portadown and Craigavon Central Area;
  • the layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto either Old Lurgan Road or Lisnisky Lane;
  • any access to the development from Old Lurgan Road or Lisnisky Lane will require a right turning lane. Third party lands will be required to accommodate either access. Appropriate access standards with regard to visibility splays and forward visibility should be provided. A footway link to connect with the existing footway on the north side of Old Lurgan Road is required. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto Old Lurgan Road or Lisnisky Lane 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 pumping of foul sewage will be required for the site and that an extension to the surface water sewer may be required to serve part of the site. Also, surface water could be discharged to a watercourse on the site boundary, subject to consent. In addition, the developer should note that there is some localised ponding in the northernpart of the site.
P/H 19 Land at the junction of Kernan Road and Seagoe Road (2.30 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 layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto either Kernan Road or Seagoe Road;
  • the site shall be accessed onto Kernan Road through the existing access to Portadown Integrated School, adjacent to the site on the northeastern corner. The developer will be required to provide a drop-off facility for school children within the site boundary. A right turning lane will be required on Kernan 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. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto either Kernan Road or Seagoe Road; and
  • no direct access will be permitted onto Seagoe Road.
The developer should note that pumping of foul sewage will be required for the site. Also, there is an existing surface water sewer traversing the site. No building will be permitted within 6 metres of the sewer. In addition, the developer should note that there is a possibility of marginal flooding on low-lying land adjacent to the watercourse.
P/H 20 Land west of Kernan Hill Road (16.56 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 cycle path/footway which traverses the site should be retained as a feature and incorporated into the proposed development. A new cycle path/footway link to Lurgan Road to connect with the existing cycle path/footway will be required. A new subway(s) may be required to accommodate this cycle path/footway;
  • the layout of the proposal and the type of housing proposed should respect the topography of the site;
  • the site shall be accessed onto Kernan Hill Road. This will require road widening, realignment and re-grading of the road. Third party land 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 Kernan Hill Road, Kernan Road or Lurgan Road; and
  • no access will be permitted onto either Northway or Kernan Loop.
The developer should note that there is an existing foul sewer traversing the site. No building will be permitted over, or within 6 metres either side of this sewer. 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. In addition, the developer should note that there is a possibility of marginal flooding on the southern part of the site.
P/H 21 Land south of Mandeville Road (21.67 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 site boundaries shall be supplemented with trees and bushes of appropriate species to provide screening for the development and to break up the housing mass and facilitate its integration into the landscape setting. The vegetation on the south 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/footways which links into the existing network in Portadown and Craigavon Central Area;
  • any development shall provide for an appropriate level of local shopping and community facilities to serve the future housing area, in accordance with Plan Policy COM 1 & RSO 1;
  • the layout shall be designed to ensure that no houses back onto either Mandeville Road or any proposed distributor road to the southeast;
  • an area of landscaped open space shall be provided as indicated in Map P/H 21 in order to provide a buffer between future housing and the adjoining future industrial activity. Other areas of open space may be required in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy;
  • the development shall be accessed onto the existing roundabout on Mandeville Road to the north and/or through Bracken Lodge to the west. Third party land will be required to accommodate either access. In both cases, footway links will be required to connect with the existing footway network. Direct access for individual dwellings will not be permitted onto the Bracken Lodge Distributor Road or the Distributor Road to the east;
  • no direct access will be permitted onto Mandeville 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 a foul sewer extension is required to connect this site to the nearest public sewer and that pumping of foul sewage may be required. In addition, an extension to the public surface water sewer network is likely to be required.

Phase 2 Housing Zonings

Phase 2 Housing Zonings
43.03 hectares of land to the northwest and southeast of Portadown are zoned for Phase 2 housing:
  • Land north of Breagh Road and west of Ballyhannon Road (26.07ha);
  • Land north and south of Moy Road (15.07ha); and
  • Land south of Old Gilford Road (1.89ha).
These sites 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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