Planning Blue Print For Dungannon
Published on Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Environment Minister, Angela Smith, MP, today announced the publication of the Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan.
In welcoming publication of the Plan, the Minister said: "I am delighted to announce the publication of the Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan today. The Plan, by facilitating growth whilst protecting the natural and man-made heritage, will provide a sound basis for the future development of the Borough up to 2010."
The role of Dungannon within Northern Ireland is strengthened within the Plan as one of Northern Ireland’s main hubs and as the principal administrative, trade, employment, and residential centre within the Borough. The Plan consolidates Coalisland as the Borough’s second largest town and the villages as local service centres.
The Plan provides for adequate development opportunities for housing, employment, leisure and community uses within each town and village in a manner that is in keeping with the scale and character of the settlement. The Borough’s important natural, archaeological and built heritage features have also been safeguarded through the designation of Sites of Local Nature Conservation Interest, Local Landscape Policy Areas and Areas of Townscape Character.
Notes to Editors
- The Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010 sets out a policy framework and land use proposals to guide development decisions within the Borough of Dungannon and South Tyrone up to 2010. The Plan proposals are a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
- The Draft Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan was published in May 2000. Following objections to the Dungannon Railway Throughpass, the DRD’s Roads Service reviewed all the options and recommended an alternative route – the Dungannon Eastern Distributor Road. Consequently "Revision 1" to the Draft Plan was published in May 2002.
- A Public Inquiry to consider objections was held by the Planning Appeals Commission over the period 20 January – 28 March 2003. DOE received the Commission’s report on the Public Inquiry on 3 February 2004.
- DOE has now considered the PAC Report of the Public Inquiry and the Plan was adopted on 28 February 2005 and comes into affect on 15 March 2005
- The Plan (£15), the adoption statement (£5) and the PAC report (£20) can be purchased from the Divisional Planning Office, County Hall, Drumragh Avenue, Omagh (Tel 028 8254 0000) and is also available on this website.