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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Glenone

Glenone is closely associated with the larger Portglenone village (in Ballymena Borough Council area) from which it is physically separated by the River Bann.
Designation GE 01 Settlement Development Limit
A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 19 - Glenone.

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The settlement development limit is designated to include existing development commitments and retain its compact settlement form, while preventing ribboning and urban sprawl into the surrounding countryside.  It excludes land of high environmental quality and wildlife value along the River Bann.
Designation GE 02 Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 19 - Glenone.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Knockanhead is a significant localised landform which forms a good backdrop to the settlement, is visible in the wider landscape and contributes to the setting of the settlement;
  • Visually important stand of mature trees on Knockanhead;
  • River Bann and Clady River corridors and associated vegetation are important landscape features, and acts as wildlife corridors;
  • Archaeological interest of the area between Knockanhead and the River Bann and historic crossing point.
Designation GE 03 Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 19 - Glenone.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Listed bridge over the River Bann, including its setting and views;
  • River Bann and associated vegetation is an important landscape feature and acts as a wildlife corridor;
  • Visually important stands of mature trees.
Policy for the control of development in Local Landscape Policy Areas is contained in Policy CON 2 in Part 2 of the Plan.
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