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Regional Planning Policies: Policy CON 7 Historic Parks and Gardens

Policy CON 7 Historic Parks and Gardens
This policy has been superseded by: PPS 6-Planning,Archaeology and the Built Heritage
To protect the special attributes of parks, gardens and estates, which are of historic interest, from inappropriate development.
Northern Ireland is rich in its legacy of historic houses situated in parkland settings and formal gardens. These estates and their boundary features make a valuable contribution to the quality and character of the local landscape whether or not the original house survives. Where open to the general public they provide an important recreational resource. It is important to protect and where possible enhance the character of these parts of our heritage.
Where appropriate historic parks and gardens will be identified in development plans.
Development in or adjacent to historic parks or gardens which is likely to have an adverse effect on:
  • the quality and character of such estates or demesnes;
  • formal or informal gardens;
  • landscaped parkland; historic buildings and other buildings or features of character within such estates including historic boundary walls;
  • the setting of any estate, gardens, parkland or associated buildings;
will normally be refused planning permission.
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