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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Magherafelt Housing (Page 2 of 4)

Zoning MT 04 Housing Land opposite 17-33a Ballyronan Road
0.81 hectare of land opposite 17-33a Ballyronan Road is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 22 dwellings per hectare.
  • The access is to be located at or close to the mid point of the site frontage onto Ballyronan Road.
  • Existing mature trees along the north-east and south-east boundaries are to be retained.
  • No dwellings are to back onto Ballyronan Road.
Zoning MT 05 Housing Land to south-east of Ballyronan Road
6.0 hectares of land to the south-east of Killowen Drive, Ballyronan Road are zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • No development shall commence until a Concept Master Plan to facilitate the comprehensive development of the site has been submitted to and agreed with the Department.
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 22 dwellings per hectare.
  • The site can be accessed from Killowen Drive and Aughrim Road. Access to Aughrim Road via Laurel Brook is also permissible for either an additional 57 dwellings or 75 dwellings in total served by this access.
  • The developer is required to submit a Transport Assessment with any subsequent planning application to evaluate the proposals’ transport implications.
  • Contemporaneous with the new development, an 8 to 10 metre planted landscape buffer consisting of indigenous trees and hedgerow species to be provided along the south-eastern boundary. This is intended to provide screening for the development and to assist its visual integration with the countryside.
  • Provision of a 2 metre minimum planted buffer along the south-western boundary adjoining the petrol filling station to safeguard the amenity of the proposed dwellings.
  • Provision of a 2 metre minimum planted buffer along the north western boundary adjoining the industrial estate to safeguard the amenity of the proposed dwellings.
  • Existing trees and vegetation along the north-western boundary to be retained.
Zoning MT 06 Housing Land opposite Park Lane, Killyfaddy
0.75 hectare of land opposite Park Lane, Killyfaddy Road is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 15 dwellings per hectare.
  • The private lane along the northern boundary of the site to be incorporated into the access road serving the proposed housing.
  • Existing trees and vegetation along site boundaries are to be retained except where removal is necessary to facilitate access to the development.
Zoning MT 07 Housing Land at Thornhill Court
0.83 hectare of land at Thornhill Court is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • The site shall be accessed from Coolshinney Road via the Thornhill housing development.
  • Housing development shall be limited to a maximum of 17 dwellings in order to comply with access requirements.
  • Existing trees along the eastern boundary of the site with Moneymore Road are to be retained.
  • Residential layout to be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Moneymore Road.
Zoning MT 08 Housing Land between Coolshinney Road and Moneymore Road (adjacent to Thornhill Avenue)
3.17 hectares of land between Coolshinney Road and Moneymore Road (adjacent to Thornhill Avenue) are zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross site density of 16 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access to the site shall be taken from Coolshinney Road.
  • A right turn lane on Coolshinney Road which must not compromise a right turn lane into site MT 15.
  • Residential layout to be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Coolshinney Road and Moneymore Road.
Zoning MT 09 Housing Land Between Coolshinney Road and Moneymore Road
1.32 hectares of land between Coolshinney Road and Moneymore Road are zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 13 dwellings per hectare.
  • A right turn lane on Moneymore Road which must not compromise a right turn lane into site MT 14.
  • Residential layout to be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Moneymore Road.
  • No dwellings are to back onto Coolshinney Road.
Existing trees and vegetation along the northern boundary to be retained.
Zoning MT 10 Housing Land between Mullaghboy Hill Road and Lisadell Drive
1.32 hectares of land between Mullaghboy Hill Road and Lisadell Drive are zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 10 dwellings per hectare.
  • The southern part of the site shall be reserved for single storey development with a maximum ridge height of 5.5 metres. This area is defined as land to the south of the 80 metre contour line.
  • The layout is to be designed to ensure that dwellings do not back onto Mullaghboy Hill Road.
  • Existing trees and vegetation along the western boundary of the site to be retained.
  • The layout is to avoid retaining walls in excess of 1.5 metres.

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