Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Magherafelt Settlement
|Designation MT 01 Settlement Development Limit|
|A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 5 - Magherafelt.|
The settlement development limit is designated to take account of the town’s role as a local hub while protecting its natural setting.
The opportunity for outward expansion is constrained in several locations by topographic and environmental factors including elevated land to the north and west and high quality landscape to the north, south and east of the town. The settlement development limit has therefore recognised the important contribution of these elements to the setting of the town.
The settlement development limit maximises the use of existing land within the previous limit of development. The previous limit of development has been extended in several locations in order to provide additional land for housing and industry. The settlement development limit has also been extended to the south, off Moneymore Road and Ballyronan Road, to take account of established industrial development and to the north east to take account of the Sperrin Integrated College.