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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Castledawson  Environment and Conservation

The following sites CN 07 – CN 10 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No 1 – Countryside and Map No. 8 - Castledawson.
Designation CN 07 Local Landscape Policy Area North and West of Castledawson
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 8 - Castledawson.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Tamnadeese Rath/tree ring; an archaeological site on a local hill, tree-planted as part of 18th or early 19th century landscape enhancement, visible in the wider landscape and contributing to the setting of the village;
  • 2 stands of mature trees on the Tamnadeese Road adjacent to Loughinsholin Park are important landscape and visual features, visible in the wider landscape. They form a good entrance feature to the village from the west along the Tamnadeese Road.
  • Moyola Park is a planned landscape of special historic interest, providing a designed setting and views associated with listed buildings, bridge, and including a number of archaeological sites;
  • Visually significant densely wooded planned landscape within Moyola Park, at the northern edge of the village, with its contribution to the setting of the village and closing the village to the north;
  • Wider planned landscape within Moyola Park, including estate planting and parkland, and its contribution to the setting of the village and nature conservation interest;
  • Moyola River provides an important wildlife corridor and landscape feature through the village;
  • Roadside tree planting along the boundary of the golf course on the Curran Road forms a good entrance feature to the village from the north-west.
  • Back lands of properties between Main Street and the Moyola River contribute to, and benefit from, the character of the river corridor;
  • Listed thatched cottage and adjacent Listed river bridge in Bridge Street;
  • Listed Presbyterian Meeting House, and adjacent Manse with its mature treed gardens, on Main Street. These form a good entrance feature to the village centre and a good focal point at the junction with the Magherafelt Road.
This large LLPA comprises a series of areas which are both distinctive and inter-related, because of their land-use history: Tamnadeese rath/tree ring; the golf course; the parkland and agricultural fields north and south of the golf course; the River Moyola and its environs and a number of listed and locally important historic buildings in various surroundings. Much of the LLPA is designated as a Historic Park, Garden and Demesne under Designation COU 5 in Part 3 of the Plan.
Designation CN 08 Local Landscape Policy Area Station Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 8 - Castledawson.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
  • Listed Methodist Church and adjacent Listed Rectory, including their settings and views;
  • Visually significant formal planting within the Rectory grounds. The designed setting of the house is a distinctive feature within the village;
  • Raised localised landform, visible along Station Road and Annaghmore Road, contributes to the setting of the village.
Designation CN 09 Local Landscape Policy Area Brough Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 8 - Castledawson.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
  • Mature trees - northern boundary planting of Moyola Lodge, are visually significant in the local landscape and a valuable townscape feature, especially seen from Moyola Road and Brough Road (north);
  • Moyola River provides an important wildlife corridor and landscape feature;
  • Large detached residences set in spacious and mature landscaped sites contribute to the character of this area, and are a valuable townscape feature;
  • Listed Moyola Lodge, including its setting and views.
Designation CN 10 Local Landscape Policy Area Moyola Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 8 - Castledawson.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
  • Warren Lodge is a locally important building with associated outbuildings and garden. It is set on rising landform and is prominent in the local landscape. The house and landform contribute to the setting of the village, especially when viewed from Castledawson;
  • Mature trees along the north-eastern boundary are visually significant in the local landscape and a valuable landscape feature, especially when viewed from Castledawson.
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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