Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Coalisland Town Centre
Today Coalisland is an industrial and local service centre with many of its higher order services continuing to be provided in Dungannon. The town provides a convenient and compact centre with a range of local retail outlets complemented by restaurants, cafes, bars and services. The main shopping area is centred around Main Street and The Square with smaller concentrations at Lineside. The physical environment of the town centre has improved markedly in recent years. The rehabilitation of the former corn mill incorporating the Cornmill Heritage Centre has acted as a catalyst for the regeneration of much of the centre. This dramatic building in conjunction with the canal basin and the surrounding terraces forms the core of much of the centre's historic interest.
In order to protect the vitality and viability of the town centre, a number of measures and proposals have been adopted to retain and improve its attractiveness, accessibility and amenity. These include the designation of:
- a town centre boundary inside which Development Opportunity Sites are designated (see Plan Policy RSO 1 and RSO 3 and the relevant key site requirements);
- town centre public car parking facilities which are to be protected (see Plan Policy TRAN 2);
- an Area of Townscape Character where the Department will exercise control over the character and appearance of the area (see Plan Policy CON 5 and guidance on Area of Townscape Character in Coalisland); and
- protection of the Coalisland Canal historic waterway (see Plan Policy CON 6)
See Map No. 62a for details of the Coalisland settlement and Map No. 62b for Coalisland town centre.