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Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Dungannon Development Opportunity Sites

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Within the town centre (see Map No. 61 b), eight Development Opportunity Sites are designated, where a range of uses in accordance with Plan Policy RSO 3 will be acceptable. The key site requirements for each of these sites are as follows:
DOS 01 Land at Linfield Street
This 0.3 hectare site is currently vacant and is bounded by Railway Park to the south and east and by a mixed commercial area to the north and west.
DOS 02 Land bounded by George's Street, William Street, John Street and Scotch Street
This 1.0 hectare site formerly included the Courthouse and cattle auction mart. It is now largely vacant and occupies a prominent island site at the southern end of Scotch Street. The area surrounding the site has suffered general decline with the primary retail core concentrated towards the northern end of Scotch Street. A major objective for this site is to provide a landmark development that will contribute to the regeneration and vitality of this part of the town.
A comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following key site requirements:
  • the building form should provide for continuous frontage development along all street elevations and incorporate appropriate arrangements for access;
  • a minimum height of two and preferably three storeys should be provided to reflect the general townscape character of the surrounding area;
  • any parking provision should be screened behind building frontages - with mixed use schemes, the Department may adopt a flexible approach to the provision of parking in order to meet other Plan objectives; and
  • development should incorporate quality materials and draw on the character of the surrounding area - modern industrial warehouse style buildings with metal sheet cladding on walls and roofs will not be acceptable.
DOS 03 Land at junction of Anne Street and William Street
This 0.5 hectare site is currently used as an informal car park and contains some vacant properties at the junction of Anne Street and William Street. The regeneration of this site in conjunction with the retail proposals would significantly improve the environmental quality of the west side of Dungannon town centre.
A comprehensive design scheme for this site will be required which takes into account the following key site requirements:
  • the building form should provide for continuous frontage development along Anne Street and William Street elevations and incorporate appropriate arrangements for access;
  • a minimum height of two storeys and preferably three should be provided along the Ann Street frontage to reflect the general townscape character of the surrounding area;
  • special attention should be given to the treatment of the Anne Street/William Street corner junction elevation where there is potential to create an architectural feature;
  • particular care will need to be exercised in the relationship of any new development with existing residential uses at Fairmount Park and 'Minardan';
  • any parking provision should be screened behind building frontages - with mixed use schemes, the Department may adopt a flexible approach to the provision of parking in order to meet other Plan objectives;
  • pedestrian access should be provided from Savings Bank Street to Fairmount Park; and
  • development should incorporate quality materials and draw on the character of the surrounding area - industrial warehouse style buildings with metal sheet cladding on walls and roofs will not be acceptable.
DOS 04 Land north side of Anne Street
This 0.9 hectare site is currently the subject of a major retail application and the detailed design and layout of the site is being progressed as part of the application. Should the site remain undeveloped the Department may give consideration to the preparation of a design brief to help guide its future development.
DOS 05 Land west of Thomas Street/Anne Street Link and south of Woodlawn Park
This 2.7 hectare site is currently the subject of a major retail application and the detailed design and layout of the site is being progressed as part of the application. Should the site remain undeveloped the Department may give consideration to the preparation of a design brief to help guide its future development.
DOS 06 Land at Union Place to rear of Irish Street
This small backland site lies mostly to the rear of properties along Irish Street. Access is via Union Place.
DOS 07 Land adjacent to Castle Hill Car Park
This small site forms a visually important gap site on the western side of Market Square. It also forms the end to a relatively intact terrace of properties that rise along Castle Hill. Appropriate development of the site would help enclose the square and screen views of the car park to the rear.
Any scheme for this site will be required to take account of the following key site requirements:
  • ground floor retail uses should be provided;
  • the development should respect the historic street pattern and front onto Market Square. There is potential to extend over the car park entrance whilst retaining access. In the absence of this, the building will be required to also front onto the car park entrance; and
  • the height, scale and design should complement the existing properties on the western side of Castle Hill and take account of the design guidance for the Area of Townscape Character.
DOS 08 Former Gas Yard Site at Washingford Row
This 1.0 hectare vacant site was part of the former industrial complex to the south of the town centre. Given the former use of the site, any development proposals should clearly indicate the risks associated with development and the means by which such risks might be resolved satisfactorily.
In addition, any scheme for this site will be required to take account of the following key site requirement:
  • vehicular access should be provided from Washingford Road and provision of a footway along the site frontage should be provided.
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