Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Portaferry (Page 1 of 2)
Portaferry is located in the southern part of the Ards Peninsula and sits opposite Strangford village at the entrance to Strangford Lough. It is approximately 46 kilometres from Belfast, 30 kilometres from Newtownards and 14 kilometres from Downpatrick.
Portaferry village has developed as a service centre for the local area, with a broad range of shops located mainly at The Square, Church Street, High Street, Castle Street and Ferry Street. The village also provides a range of services and community facilities and a small industrial base. The attractive shoreline setting has enabled the growth of a recreational and tourist role. The village is linked to Strangford by means of a car and passenger ferry across the narrow channel.
The recent Northern Ireland Landscape Character Assessment Report for Ards Borough highlights the wooded grounds of Portaferry House estate to the north and Windmill Hill to the south-east as important distinctive landscape settings.
|Proposal PY 01 Settlement Limit|
|A Settlement Limit is designated in accordance with Policy SETT 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/015a, Portaferry Settlement Map.|
The designated Settlement Limit will allow development opportunities sensitive to the natural setting of the village.
The Settlement Limit includes existing housing land included within the previous Plan, some with the benefit of planning permission or now developed since the beginning of the preparation of the Plan.
The future expansion of Portaferry is constrained by the quality of its natural setting. The Settlement Limit excludes elevated land adjacent to Loughview Heights. An extension to the limit is proposed on the Cloughey Road where sensitive high quality development will be required.
|HPA 1 156-158 Shore Road|
12 units were completed on this site in 2005.
|HPA 2 Land to the rear of Ballyphilip Road|
|HPA 3 Land to the rear of Rockfield Park|