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Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Coalisland Conservation

In addition to zoning land for development, the Plan also affords appropriate protection to the town's natural and built heritage (see Plan Policies CON 2 and CON 5 to CON 7).

Local Landscape Policy Areas

Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated in and adjoining Coalisland. Policy for the control of development within Local Landscape Policy Areas is detailed in Policy CON 2.
LLPA 01 Torrent River (Coalisland Canal to Gortgonis Bridge)
This LLPA is designated along the River Torrent from the Coalisland Canal to Gortgonis Bridge, to help protect the area's visual amenity, nature conservation interest and associated public access. This part of the river has public access along the northern bank and together with the open fields and mature hedges to the north, provides a secluded landscape on the southern fringes of the town.
LLPA 02 Torrent River (Coalisland Canal to Bush Road)
This LLPA is designated along the River Torrent from Gortgonis Bridge to Bush Road, to help protect the area's visual amenity, nature conservation interest and recreation/public access potential. The northern portion adjacent to Bush Road also comprises a localised escarpment that provides an attractive landscape backdrop to the urban edge of Coalisland.
LLPA 03 Torrent River (Bush Road to north of Derryvale Road)
This LLPA is designated along the River Torrent from Bush Road to north of Derryvale Road, to help protect the area's visual amenity, nature conservation interest, archaeological interest and recreation/public access potential. This part of the River is characterised by an elongated swathe of mature natural woodland and contains remains of the industrial archaeology of Coalisland including millraces, railway lines and mill complexes.
LLPA 04 Watercourse and valley at Crockawillin
This LLPA is designated along the watercourse and valley south of Crockawillin, to help protect the area's visual amenity, nature conservation interest and recreational potential. The watercourse is characterised by steeply sloping valley sides with mature stands of trees along the valley bottom. The area is within the settlement limit and the land to both the north and south is designated for housing (Phase 2).
CATC 01 Coalisland Area of Townscape Character
The Coalisland Area of Townscape Character (ATC) is concentrated around the commercial core of the town centre. Notable buildings include the First Trust Bank, at the junction of Dungannon and Station Roads, St Patrick's Hall, in Main Street and the former Cornmill at the Canal Basin, Lineside. The streets are narrow, of irregular pattern and the development appears to have taken place organically, rather than in a planned fashion. The former Coalisland Canal has left a significant legacy on the town. The 5 storey former corn mill, sited in the disused canal basin and dominating the town, greatly contrasts with the low-rise character of the town centre.
In assessing design requirements for new buildings or renovations, regard must be had for the existing character of the ATC. The majority of buildings are of a familiar, domestic scale with typical 19th century detailing, usually a forty degree-pitch roof, flush eaves and verges and one asymmetric chimney stack per terraced property, atop the ridge. Terraces are typically 2 or 3 bays wide, of 2 storeys and gable-ended, with the ridge parallel to the street that they front. Materials are mainly of render with slated roofs. The vertical fenestration has a bias of solid-over-void.
Recent buildings, using facing-brick, are inappropriate to the rendered character of Coalisland. Policy for the control of development within the ATC is detailed in Plan Policy CON 5.
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