Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Villages: The Bush
The Bush is located approximately 3 kilometres northeast of Dungannon (see Map No. 92). The settlement has developed in loose linear form along Bush Road, Mullaghteige Road and Cavan Road. It comprises mainly of single dwellings and associated farm complexes although there is some in-depth housing development at Mullaghteige Road and a furniture manufacturing factory at Cavan Road. Local services and facilities are limited.
There has been a number of recent substantial residential approvals on the western side of the village and a number of dwellings are under construction at this location. The character of the settlement is likely to be adversely affected if future large-scale growth is maintained.
Land adjacent to the watercourse between Numbers 113 and 117 Bush Road may be subject to flooding. Land on the northern side of Bush Road may also be subject to flooding from this watercourse.
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 development is small scale, low density (below 15 houses per hectare) and that the 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 traditional rural built forms in the locality. Housing developments should reflect the essentially informal rural character of the settlement and not lead either individually or cumulatively to large scale suburban estate type layouts. The use of designs and materials unrelated to the surrounding rural locality will not be acceptable.