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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Tobermore Housing

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Land designated as Housing Land Use Policy Areas will be developed in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy and the relevant Plan Proposals including key site requirements where specified.
The following sites TE 02 – TE 06 are designated as Housing Land Use Policy Areas as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Designation TE 02 Housing Land Use Policy Area Committed Housing Site (Built Sites)
The following sites are designated as Housing Land Use Policy Areas as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore:
TE 02/1     Maghera Road
TE 02/2     Hazel Grove, off Calmore Road
TE 02/3     Calmore Road
Designation TE 03 Housing Land Use Policy Areas Committed Housing Sites (Other Sites)
The following sites are designated as Housing Land Use Policy Areas as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore:
TE 03/1     Desertmartin Road (0.58 ha)
TE 03/2     Magherafelt Road (4.46 ha)
TE 03/3     Lisnamuck Road (1.69 ha)
Committed sites include sites with planning permission for housing. Only those sites with approval or potential for 10 or more dwellings are designated for housing.
The Plan does not stipulate key design requirements for these sites as future development will be subject to the conditions attached to planning permission. In the event that such permissions lapse, the Department may alter existing conditions or attach new conditions to any subsequent approval to take account of prevailing regional planning policy and the Plan Proposals.
Designation TE 04 Housing Land Use Policy Area Land at Nos. 62-66 Main Street
0.26 hectare of land at numbers 62-66 Main Street is designated as a Housing Land Use Policy Area as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Key Site Requirements:
  • The design layout shall ensure that dwellings do not back onto Main Street.
Designation TE 05 Housing Land Use Policy Area Land between Lisnamuck Road and Maghera Road
1.64 hectares of land between Lisnamuck Road and Maghera Road are designated as a Housing Land Use Policy Area as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development to be a minimum gross site density of 20 dwellings per hectare and a maximum gross site density of 25 dwellings per hectare.
  • A footpath shall be provided to link with the existing footpath network.
  • The design layout shall make provision for a built frontage to Fort William Road.
  • Contemporaneous with the new development, an 8 to 10 metre wide planted landscape belt consisting of indigenous tree and hedgerow species shall be planted along the northern boundary of the site to assist integration of development with the surrounding countryside.
  • Contemporaneous with the new development, an 8 to 10 metre wide planted landscape belt consisting of closely spaced evergreen trees shall be planted along the western boundary of the site to reduce the impact of potential nuisance which may arise from the operations of existing and proposed industrial uses on the opposite side of Lisnamuck Road.
  • Open space provision to be located in the western portion of the site to maximize separation distance between the new housing and existing and proposed industrial land uses on the opposite side of Lisnamuck Road.
Designation TE 06 Housing Land Use Policy Area Land at Hillmount Crescent
0.35 hectare of land at Hillmount Crescent is designated as a Housing Land Use Policy Area as identified on Map No. 10 - Tobermore.
Key Site Requirements:
  • Housing development shall be a minimum gross site density of 28 dwellings per hectare.
  • Contemporaneous with the new development, a 5 metre wide planted landscape belt consisting of indigenous tree and hedgerow species shall be planted along the southern boundary of the site to provide screening and to assist integration of development with the surrounding countryside.
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