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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Magherafelt Housing (Page 3 of 4)

Zoning MT 11 Housing Land between Tobermore Road and Desertmartin Road
1.68 hectares of land between Tobermore Road and Desertmartin Road are zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • The site lies within an Area of Townscape Character and any future planning application will be considered within the context of prevailing regional planning policy and Designation MT 35.
  • Housing development shall be limited to a maximum of 11 dwellings to recognise the location of the site within a designated Area of Townscape Character which is characterised by low residential density.
  • A planning application for development of the site must be accompanied by a fully detailed tree survey carried out by a qualified arboriculturist.
  • The following areas within the site are excluded from development:
  • A copse of mature trees on the Desertmartin Road frontage located between No.7 Desertmartin Road and thedriveway to Mullaghboy House.
  • Belts of mature trees around the perimeter of the site and inside the site boundary.
  • Development in proximity to a tree will not be permitted within a distance equating to half of the height of the tree or the equivalent of the crown spread, whichever is the greater, unless required for access points, which shall be minimised.
  • The layout is to be designed to ensure a built frontage of two-storey, detached dwellings to Tobermore Road. A maximum of 5 such dwellings set back at least 30 metres from the site frontage will be permitted. This is to reflect the existing building line and built form on Tobermore Road.
  • The remainder of the dwellings shall be provided in the western portion of the site adjacent to the Fern Drive housing. House types in this area may be semi-detached or detached and either single or 2 storey. These dwellings must not back onto Desertmartin Road.
Zoning MT 12 Housing Land at Hospital Road, adjacent to Regency Court
0.23 hectare of land at Hospital Road, adjacent to Regency Court, is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Access to the site shall be via Regency Court.
  • The layout is to be designed to ensure a built frontage of 2 to 2.5 storey, terraced blocks to Regency Court.
  • Mature trees and existing vegetation along the stream which defines the north-east and north-west boundaries of the site are to be retained.
Zoning MT 13 Housing Land at Killyfaddy Road, to south of Park Lane
1.74 hectares of land at Killyfaddy Road, to the south of Park Lane, 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 and a maximum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare to take account of the topography of the site.
  • Steeply sloping and elevated land above the 80 metre contour level shall be reserved for single storey development with a maximum ridge height of 5.5 metres.
  • The site is to be accessed via Park Lane.
  • A right turn lane on Killyfaddy Road.
  • 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 southern boundary.  This is intended to assist visual integration of the new development with the countryside.
  • The layout is to be designed to ensure that dwellings front onto Killyfaddy Road.
  • No dwellings are to back onto Park Lane between Killyfaddy Road and number 18 Park Lane.
  • Retaining walls shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height.
Zoning MT 14 Housing Land at Moneymore Road
14.92 hectares of land at Moneymore 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. The Concept Master Plan shall incorporate details of any phasing proposed by the developer.
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • Direct access from the site will not be permitted to the proposed bypass.
  • The existing mound and associated scrub vegetation, located along the north-east boundary in proximity to Manor Downs and Manor Avenue, shall be retained and incorporated into the overall design and layout of the scheme, as an area of public open space and wildlife habitat.
  • The existing mature vegetation and trees at the south-western end of the site, located to the rear of the primary school and further to the south-west, shall be retained and incorporated into the overall design and layout of the scheme, as an area of public open space and wildlife habitat.
  • 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-east boundary.
Zoning MT 15 Housing Land at Coolshinney Road
3.39 hectares of land at Coolshinney 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 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • A right turning lane is required on Coolshinney Road. This must not compromise provision of a right turn lane into site MT 08.
  • Access arrangements and dwelling layout to be designed to ensure a built frontage onto Coolshinney Road.
  • Existing hedgerows and trees along the north and west boundaries to be retained.
Zoning MT 16 Housing Land at Mullaghboy Road
0.41 hectare of land at Mullaghboy Crescent is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross site density of 32 dwellings per hectare.
  • The design layout shall ensure that no dwellings back onto Mullaghboy Crescent.
Zoning MT 17 Housing Land at Tobermore Road
3.04 hectares of land at Tobermore 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 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • A right turning lane on Tobermore Road.
  • Housing development in the field to the rear (western-most field) shall be restricted to single or 1.5 storey with a maximum ridge height of 6.0 metres.
  • Access arrangements and dwelling layout to be designed to ensure a built frontage onto Tobermore Road.
  • Existing boundary trees and vegetation are to be retained. Contemporaneous with the proposed development, an 8 to 10 metre planted landscape belt consisting of indigenous tree and hedgerow species to be provided along the north and west site boundaries to augment existing vegetation. This is intended to provide screening for the development and to assist visual integration of the new development with the countryside.

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