Northern Ireland Planning Service

Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Bellaghy Environment and Conservation

The following sites BY 11 and BY 12 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No 1 – Countryside and Map No. 7 - Bellaghy.
Designation BY 11 Local Landscape Policy Area Bellaghy Bawn and Cavehill
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 7 - Bellaghy.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Bellaghy Bawn (listed building and Monument in State Care), and Church of Ireland Church (listed), including their settings, are landmark buildings which form an historical group and are part of the original planned village. There are significant views to, from and between these features and the village;
  • Visually significant mature trees and hedges around Bellaghy Bawn contribute to the setting of the Bawn, Church and the village. They create an attractive entrance on roads from the south;
  • Land to the west of the Gulladuff Road is part of Bellaghy Bawn, which was strategically located to take advantage of the terrain;
  • Cavehill is a raised local landform, with trees on and adjacent to it, and also a site of archaeological interest. The hill and trees contribute to the setting of the village, especially when viewed from the Gulladuff Road;
  • Wetland area south-west of Cavehill and stream corridor bisecting the LLPA both provide local nature conservation interest.
Designation BY 12 Local Landscape Policy Area Ballynease Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 7 - Bellaghy.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Listed RC Chapel, a landmark building, with its setting and views;
  • Listed Rectory, in designed grounds, with its setting and views;
  • Visually significant landscape with mature trees around the Rectory contributes to the setting of the Rectory and the village.
Policy for the control of development in Local Landscape Policy Areas is contained in Policy CON 2 in Part 2 of the Plan.

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