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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Maghera Industry

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Maghera has a number of existing industrial sites including a 14 unit business park on Station Road, joinery works and bakery on Coleraine Road, joinery works and workshops on Glen Road, a food factory at Fair Hill, timber frames workshop and builders services on Craigadick Road and industrial units on Tobermore Road.
In line with its role as a service and employment centre, mainly serving the northern sector of the District, the Plan zones an additional 7.6 hectares of land for industry within the settlement development limit. All industrial zonings are identified on Map No. 6 - Maghera. These lands are in a variety of locations to allow for a range of industrial types and site choice.
Applications for planning permission will be determined in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy and the key site requirements of the Plan.

Industrial Zonings

The following sites MA 10 and MA 11 are zoned for industry as identified on Map No. 6 - Maghera.
Zoning MA 10 Industry Land at Glen Road
0.65 hectares of land at Glen Road are zoned for industry as identified on Map No. 6 - Maghera.
Key Site Requirements:
  • The site is to be used for light industrial use as defined in Class B2 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order 2004 and for no other type of industrial use.
  • Access shall be via the lane at the north-west corner of the site to 52 Glen Road.
  • The above lane will require widening to meet the necessary access standards.  The developer shall consult with Roads Service prior to submission of a planning application.
  • Existing trees and vegetation along the boundaries of the site are to be retained and supplemented with a 2 metre minimum planted buffer to safeguard the amenity of the adjacent dwellings.
Zoning MA 11 Industry Land at Moneysharvan Road
6.92 hectares of land at Moneysharvan Road are zoned for industry as identified on Map No. 6 - Maghera.
Key Site Requirements:
  • The site is to be used for light industrial use as defined in Class B2 of the Planning (Use Classes) Order 2004 and for no other type of industrial use.
  • A Transport Assessment shall be submitted with any subsequent planning application(s) to allow the Department to evaluate the proposal’s transport implications.
  • Existing trees and vegetation along site boundaries shall be retained.
  • The western and northern boundaries of the site adjoining the open countryside shall be planted with an 8 to 10 metre belt of trees of native species to assist integration of industrial buildings with the countryside and define the Settlement Development Limit.
  • Provision of a 2 metre planted buffer along the boundaries with existing residential properties and along the southern boundary with the zoned housing site MA 03 / 04.

Existing Industrial Land

The following major areas of existing industrial land are shown for information only on Map No. 6 - Maghera:
  • Coleraine Road
  • Station Road
  • Tobermore Road
  • Glen Road
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