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

Zoning MT 18 Housing Land at Ballyheifer Road
11.14 hectares of land off Ballyheifer 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 at a minimum of 20 dwellings per hectare.
  • The mature trees and vegetation along the disused rail bed shall be retained except where removal is required to facilitate access.
  • 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 north-east boundary of the site. This is intended to assist visual integration of the new development with the countryside and with the adjacent Local Landscape Policy Area.
Zoning MT 19 Housing Land at Westland Drive
0.35 hectare of land at Westland Drive is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross site density of 33 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access to be via Westland Drive; existing parking provision to be accommodated within the proposed development.
  • The design layout shall ensure a built frontage onto Westland Drive.
Zoning MT 20 Housing Land at Killowen Drive
0.72 hectare of land at Killowen Drive is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross site density of 26 dwellings per hectare.
  • Access to be via Killowen Drive, which must not compromise access to MT 05.
  • Right turn lane to be provided on Ballyronan Road into Killowen Drive.
  • The design layout shall ensure a built frontage onto Ballyronan Road.
  • The design layout shall ensure that dwellings do not back onto Killowen Drive.
Zoning MT 21 Housing Land at Tobermore Road/Hospital Road
1.74 hectares of land at Tobermore Road/Hospital Road is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 – Magherafelt.
No key site requirements specified.
Zoning MT 22 Housing Land south of Aughrim Road and east of Laurel Brook
3.50 hectares of land south of Aughrim Road and east of Laurel Brook is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 – Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on its boundaries shall be retained unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or is required to be removed to facilitate proposed development.
  • A Flood Risk Assessment of the watercourses within and adjacent to the site shall be carried out and submitted to the Department to inform proposals for development of the site. Potential developers are advised to contact Rivers Agency at an early stage for advice.
  • A Transport Assessment, agreed with DRD Roads Service, shall be required to identify the extent of any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area.
Zoning MT 23 Housing Land including No. 8 Pound Road
1.10 hectares of land including and surrounding No. 8 Pound Road is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 – Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Upgrade existing footway on the northern side of Aughrim Road and  provide a footway/cycleway across the site frontage.
  • Any subsequent planning application for housing development on this site shall be accompanied by a survey showing vegetation within and on the site’s boundaries, detailing trees’ health, indicating vegetation to be retained and including measures to protect vegetation during construction.
Zoning MT 24 Housing Land to the west of Beechgrove Heights
1.46 hectares of land west of Beechgrove Heights is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 – Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be at a maximum gross density of 15 dwellings per hectare.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or it is required to be removed to facilitate access.
  • A planning application for development of the site must be accompanied by a fully detailed tree survey carried out by a qualified arboriculturist.
  • The planting of new trees, shrubs and hedges of native species  shall be carried out as agreed with the Department;
  • A 5 to 8 metre wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native  species shall be planted along the site’s western and southern boundaries.
  • Buildings’ ridge heights shall be a maximum of 6.0 metres above existing ground level.
Zoning MT 25 Housing Land at Mullaghboy Lane
4.28 hectares of land at Mullaghboy Lane is zoned for housing as identified on Map No. 5 – Magherafelt.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • A Transport Assessment, agreed with DRD Roads Service, is required  to identify any necessary improvements to the road network/public transport/transportation facilities in the area.
  • All existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows within the site and on the boundaries shall be retained unless the Department determines that such vegetation is not of a quality to merit retention or it is required to be removed to facilitate a safe means of access to the site.
  • A 5 to 8 metre wide landscape buffer of trees and hedges of native  species shall be planted along the site’s southern and western boundaries.

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