Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Moy is located approximately 8 kilometres southeast of Dungannon, on the main A29 Dungannon to Armagh road (see Map No. 89). The settlement’s core is located around the historic Diamond, and a wide range of local shops and services including two primary schools and a number of churches serve the village. In-depth housing development has taken place to the south of Dungannon Road and, to a lesser extent, to the north along Killyman Road.
In the past, the following areas adjacent to the River Blackwater have been affected by flooding;
- the southern portion of land west of Charlemont Street;
- a portion of the land southeast of Benburb Road and north of the playing fields; and
- land south of the sewage treatment works.
In addition, land adjacent to the watercourse on the southern side of Gorestown Road may be subject to flooding.
The core of the village has exceptional architectural character and was designated a Conservation Area in 1984. Development in and adjacent to the conservation area will have regard to the guidance contained in the Moy Conservation Area Booklet.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village, 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.
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated along the River Blackwater to help protect the visual character, nature conservation interest and public access/recreation potential.
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.