Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Ballywalter (Page 1 of 2)
Ballywalter is a coastal village on the eastern side of the Ards Peninsula, 17 kilometres from Newtownards and 9 kilometres south of Millisle. It is both an important service centre for the local area, providing a wide range of facilities and an established recreational area.
It has a range of shops as well as 2 churches, community facilities, a large recreational area and a medical centre. The harbour area and the adjacent picnic area and amenity space are important tourist assets.
Its coastal location provides an attractive setting for the village. In the Northern Ireland Landscape Character Assessment, Windmill Hill is noted as being a local landmark and the wooded estate at Ballywalter Park to the south, is recorded as a distinctive landscape setting. Both, together with the mature trees to the north, provide enclosure and serve as gateways to the village.
|Proposal BR 01 Settlement Limit|
|A Settlement Limit is designated for the village in accordance with Policy SETT 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/008a, Ballywalter Settlement Map|
The designated Settlement Limit has been drawn to protect the setting of the village and to provide a compact settlement form. It includes development lands between Dunover Road and Stump Road, the new builders merchants complex and an adjacent approved housing site on the Greyabbey Road. The designated limit also includes lands at the former Albion factory which are currently being developed for housing. There has been considerable new house building in the village in recent years. It would not be appropriate to further extend the Settlement Limit of the village ahead of the development of lands within the existing urban footprint.
|HPA 1 Land at Greyabbey Road adjacent to the builders merchants|
|HPA 2 Land between Stump Road and Dunover Road, adjacent to Brookfield Drive and Dunover Park|
Planning applications within all the Housing Policy Areas above will be also be processed in accordance with the requirements of all prevailing policy.