Northern Ireland Planning Service

Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Tobermore Environment and Conservation

The following sites TE 08 and TE 09 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No 1 – Countryside and Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Designation TE 08 Local Landscape Policy Area Draperstown Road/Wood Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Listed Kilcronaghan Parish Church and graveyard on the rising landform on the edge of village, including its setting and views;
  • Trees located on the ridge at Wood Road are an important visual feature contributing to the setting of the village, viewed from the village and from the Draperstown Road;
  • Rising landform to Kilcronaghan Church from the Draperstown Road, contributing to the setting of the village. These are important views and are particularly sensitive to change;
  • Significant tree groups at the Draperstown Road entrance to the village. They form a good entrance feature from the west and contribute to the setting of the village.
Designation TE 09 Local Landscape Policy Area Clooney Road/Maghera Road/Magherafelt Road
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of these areas are listed below:
  • Fort William, a Listed House, beside a hill-top rath on a local hill, and in designed grounds with mature planting, including its setting and views;
  • Hilltop rath, a historic monument, beside Fortwilliam House and within its designed setting. Visible, as a distinctive landmark, in the wider landscape, its prominence is enhanced by tree planting. The slopes of the hill are particularly sensitive to any change;
  • Low lying wetland and associated vegetation, to the south and off the Maghera Road opposite Fort William, and originally part of the designed setting of the house, contributes to the setting of the village and has nature conservation value;
  • Several stream corridors traverse the area, providing an important local landscape feature, and act as wildlife corridors;
  • Significant tree groups at the Clooney Road entrance to the village. They form a good entrance feature from the east and contribute to the setting of the village;
  • The Manse on the Magherafelt Road is a locally important building, set within substantial tree-planted grounds, contributing to the character and setting of the village.

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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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