Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Ballygawley is located approximately 21 kilometres southwest of Dungannon and lies to the north of the intersection of the A5 Omagh to Armagh and the A4 Dungannon to Enniskillen routes (see Map No. 67). The village has a relatively compact form, focused in an ‘L’ shape along Main Street and Church Street. There is a second cluster of development to the southwest of the village. The main cluster contains the majority of the village’s facilities, including two primary schools, a number of churches and a range of shops and services. The cluster of development to the southwest of the village contains a secondary level school and housing with a mix of single dwelling units and some in-depth developments.
The following areas may be subject to flooding from the adjacent watercourses:
- land adjacent to the Ballygawley Water;
- land to northeast of the Rectory; and
- land north of Ballygawley playing fields.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated, based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals within this area should be in keeping with the historic built form in terms of scale, form, massing, design detailing and materials.
Four Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- Milltown (LLPA 1): To help protect the nature conservation, recreational, landscape and historic interest associated with the Ballygawley Water;
- the field adjacent to the A4 Dungannon Road (LLPA 2): To help protect the village setting;
- Ballygawley Water (LLPA 3): To help protect the recreational, nature conservation and landscape interest of this tree-lined watercourse which enhances the visual amenity of the village; and
- Grange Road (LLPA 4): To help protect the attractively landscaped grounds and residences which make a positive contribution to the visual amenity and character of the village in approaches from the A4 roundabout.
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated at Milltown. Within this area, developers will normally be expected to submit an archaeological assessment or evaluation in association with planning applications.
Single dwellings of an appropriate design will normally be acceptable 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.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the historic built forms displayed within the designated Area of Townscape Character in the village. Standard suburban layouts or the use of designs and materials unrelated to the traditional village character will not be acceptable.