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Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Waringstown

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Waringstown is located approximately 4km from Lurgan, within the Green Belt (see Map No. 13). The close proximity of Waringstown to Lurgan may have contributed to the rapid growth the village has experienced over the last three decades, and the population is estimated at 2523 (2001 Census). The settlement straddles the A26 protected route (Lurgan toBanbridge), mostly to the east of this road. Waringstown is an estate village, first established in the 17th Century and expanded during the 18th Century with the introduction of manufacturing. The historic core of the present village would appear to be around Main Street, where the Parish Church is built. The later industrial focus developed along the Banbridge Road, at the southern end of the town, where brewing, linen-weaving, and cambric and clothing manufacture were formerly carried out and where some substantial 18­19th Century industrial buildings still exist. The village contains a range of community services and facilities. The surrounding area of gently undulating, good quality farmland provides an attractive village setting.
The capacity of Waringstown sewage treatment works is a major constraint to the future development of the village. Upgrading of this works at Waringstown is currently underway with a completion date of October 2004.
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. However, housing development proposals may be subject to phasing in accordance with the implementation of the sewage treatment works upgrading timetable.
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. These sites are zoned for Housing Phase 1 within which development will also be subject to meeting the following key site requirements.
Zoning W/H1: A 3.17 hectare (approx) site located south of and adjacent to Dunkirk Road
Key site requirements:
  • development proposals for less than 5 dwellings will be served by a private driveway with street lighting provided and managed by the developer. All costs, both capital and maintenance, to be borne by the developer: or
  • development proposals for more than 5 dwellings are subject to meeting all requirements of Roads Service, including road widening and a link footway.
Zoning W/H2: A 1.29 hectare site located west of No. 17 Dunkirk Road
Key site requirements:
  • development proposals for less than 5 dwellings will be served by a private driveway with street lighting provided and managed by the developer. All costs, both capital and maintenance, to be borne by the developer: or
  • development proposals for more than 5 dwellings are subject to meeting all requirements of Roads Service, including road widening and a link footway.
Zoning W/H3: A 3.61 hectare site located at Primary Walk
Key site requirement:
  • the site shall be developed with a maximum of 25 dwellings.
Two Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated as follows:

LLPA 1: Land incorporating Waringstown House

This LLPA includes Waringstown House, a listed building dating from 1667, which stands in historic parkland within a landscaped demesne. The surviving 18th Century parkland setting of the house is identified for inclusion in the Register of Parks, Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest in Northern Ireland. The LLPA also includes Holy Trinity Church, built in 1681 and Holdens Valley, a dwelling probably dating from the mid -17th Century, both of which are listed buildings. Waringstown Cricket Club grounds, which include a bivallate rath, scheduled for protection under the Historic Monuments and Archaeological Objects (NI) Order: 1995, are located in part of the original parkland setting of Waringstown House and form part of the LLPA. The LLPA has been designated to protect the surroundings of the listed buildings, the planned landscape, the important tree groups and the significant landscape and visual amenity of the area. The LLPA is exceptionally important both historically and in terms of landscape and visual amenity.

LLPA 2: Cambray House, east of Waringstown

Cambray House is a 19th Century, late Georgian, two storey house in a small designed park, with mature planting including boundary screening. The House and a grotto, which is a feature of its garden, are both listed. The LLPA is designated to protect the planned landscape and the important tree groups and is significant in both historic planned landscape and visual terms.
Policy for the control of development in the LLPAs is set out in Plan Policy CON 2 and CON 3 in Part 2 of the Plan.
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