Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Maghery
Maghery is situated to the northwest of the Borough, on the shores of Lough Neagh, and adjacent to the River Blackwater (see Map No. 24). There is evidence of the original settlement dating back to medieval times. Its location at the head of the Maghery canal and the Loughs trading routes have influenced its development. The settlement comprises a church, a primary school, a hotel and recreational/ amenity facilities which indicate a strong community presence.
Single dwelling units of an appropriate design will normally be permitted on suitable sites within the settlement limit, provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Housing development will normally be permitted, provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement.
Development proposals for land within the settlement limit will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy SETT 1 and other relevant policies contained within the Plan.
Development proposals for land zoned as Phase 2 development land will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy SETT 2.
Maghery Country Park, an important local amenity and tourist attraction, and existing playing fields are zoned for open space.
The National Cycle Network passes through the settlement.