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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Draperstown Environment and Conservation

The following sites DN 12 and DN 13 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No 1 – Countryside and Map No. 9 - Draperstown.
Designation DN 12 Local Landscape Policy Area Moyola River Corridor
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside Map and Map No. 9 - Draperstown.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Moyola River provides an important wildlife corridor and landscape feature;
  • Significant tree groups at the Derrynoyd Road form a good entrance feature to the village from the north-west and enhance the setting of the village;
  • Listed river bridge on the Derrynoyd Road, including its setting and views;
  • Listed St. Columba’s (C of I) Church and surrounding landscaped grounds, including a band of mature trees along its northern boundary, and its setting and views;
  • The Fair Green with its historic and townscape contribution;
  • Stream corridor and associated public amenity parkland with its recreational, landscape, vegetation and wildlife value. This provides an important linkage from the town centre into the countryside.
Designation DN 13 Local Landscape Policy Area Lands Including and to Rear of Presbyterian Meeting House
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 9 - Draperstown.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Listed Presbyterian Meeting House, its setting and views;
  • Area adjoins the only part of the historic boundary of the settlement that survives as a development limit;
  • Views out of the Conservation Area show original relationship of buildings and countryside beyond.
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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