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Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Villages: Caledon

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Caledon is located approximately 19 kilometres south of Dungannon, on the A28 Aughnacloy to Armagh Road (see Map No. 71). The settlement has largely developed in tight, nucleated form along Main Street. Housing has been developed in linear form along Church Hill Road and Minterburn Road and in-depth to the north and south of Castle Lane. Village facilities include two primary schools and three churches.
The following areas may be subject to flooding from the adjacent watercourse:
  • adjacent to the River Blackwater;
  • south of Kilgowney Close; and
  • southwest of St. Joseph's Primary School.
Two Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
  • the west bank of River Blackwater (LLPA 1): To help protect the visual amenity, nature conservation interest and its potential as a riverside walk; and
  • Enagh Wood (LLPA 2): To help protect the mature wooded area which contributes to the setting of the village.
The core of the village has exceptional architectural character, being designated as a Conservation Area in 1984, which was revised in 2003. The boundary of the Conservation Area is shown on the settlement Map No. 71 and Map No.118. Guidance on development within the Conservation Area is provided in the Caledon Conservation Area booklet. The guidance for this area is currently being reviewed and updated.
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated along Church Hill Road. 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 Conservation Area in the village. Standard suburban layouts or the use of designs and materials unrelated to the traditional village character will not be acceptable.
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