Northern Area Plan 2016
Ballymoney Borough: Cloghmills
Cloghmills functions as a local service centre for its surrounding rural hinterland with a good range of retail, commercial, community and educational facilities. Recreational facilities are, however, limited, relative to the size of the village. A substantial number of private sector dwellings have been built over the past decade, a reflection of its growing residential function. By 2001 the population of Cloghmills had reached 1,224.
The village has good road links to both Ballymoney, 15 kilometres to the north west, and Ballymena, 16 kilometres to the south. It is located a short distance east of the A26 key transport corridor, but has limited public transport connections. Cloghmills is designated a Large Village in the Settlement Hierarchy in Volume 1 of the Plan.
|Designation CS 01 Settlement Development Limit|
|A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 2/04 - Cloghmills.|
The development limit, which has generally been defined around the existing built up area, will consolidate the village form and ensure that any new housing is convenient to all local facilities.
The following Table sets out the provision of housing in Cloghmills at July 2004.
Table 1: Housing Provision, July 2004
|Housing Provision||Number of Houses|
|Completions 1998-July 2004||98|
|Under Construction July 2004||3|
|Commitments July 2004||6|
|Urban capacity housing zonings||49|
|Urban fringe housing zonings||27|
A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 2/04 - Cloghmills.
|Housing Zonings (Existing Commitments)|
|The following housing site has planning permission and is identified on Map No. 2/04 - Cloghmills:|
|Location||Number of dwellings to be completed||Site area (ha.)||Commenced July 2004||Map reference|
|Adj. 48 Strand Pk||3||0.06||Yes||CSH 01|
|Housing Zonings, Urban Capacity|
|The following sites are zoned for housing development subject to compliance with the key site requirements and other requirements for the development of each site consistent with relevant planning policy including current Planning Policy Statements and the specific considerations related to the submission of planning applications:|
|Housing Zoning, Urban Fringe|
|The following site is zoned for housing development, subject to compliance with the key site requirements and other requirements for the development of each site consistent with relevant planning policy including current Planning Policy Statements and the specific considerations related to the submission of planning applications:|
Industry, Business and Distribution
The following existing industrial site is designated for retention for employment purposes, consistent with Draft PPS 4: Industry, Business and Distribution, policy IBD 3:
|Industrial Designation CSI 01 Site at Ballycregagh Road (1.45 ha.)|
|3.2 This site is currently in use for storage and distribution.|
The Plan identifies major areas of existing open space for information purposes. Policies relating to open space are contained within PPS 8: Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation. All existing open space, whether identified in development plans or not, is protected under Policy OS1 of PPS 8.
|Open Space Zoning|
|The following site is zoned for recreational open space:
Open Space Zoning CSO 01 Lands west of Reid’s Transport Depot (2.52 ha.)
This area has been zoned for proposed recreation and open space, particularly to meet a need for a football pitch in the village.
Cloghmills Area of Archaeological Potential
An Area of Archaeological Potential has been identified in Cloghmills and is shown on the Settlement Map (Map No. 2/04). This area may contain archaeological remains and developers are strongly advised to liase with the Department before submitting any proposals in this area. Section 6.10 of Volume 1 of this Plan and Policy BH 3 of PPS 6 provide further guidance on this matter.
Local Landscape Policy Area (LLPA)
Any proposals for development within this area will be considered under the terms of Policy ENV2 in Volume 1 of the Plan.