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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Maghera Settlement

Designation MA 01 Settlement Development Limit
A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 6 - Maghera.

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The settlement development limit is designated to take account of the town’s role as a local service and employment centre while protecting its natural setting.
The opportunity for outward expansion is constrained by a number of environmental factors including elevated land to the north and the high quality landscape to the south and west. The settlement development limit has therefore recognised the important contribution of these elements to the setting of the town. In addition, the A6 road to the south provides an effective limit to development.
The settlement development limit allows for a choice of development opportunities, maximises the use of underdeveloped land and provides a degree of urban containment.
Development in Maghera has extended to the west and north along the arterial roads. The settlement development limit will contain any further urban sprawl in these areas. This is particularly important on the Glen Road to prevent the coalescence of Maghera with Glen.
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