Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Down District: Newcastle Settlement
|Proposal NE 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. 3/004a, Newcastle Settlement Map.|
Newcastle’s distinctive location and natural setting adjacent to the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay have influenced its urban form. The designated Settlement Limit is intended to protect the beauty of Newcastle’s natural setting and to enable it to fulfil its role as a local hub.
The limit protects the setting of the Mournes and the quality of the landscape to the west of the town. It also prevents further linear development along Kilkeel Road to the south and along Dundrum Road to the north.
The limit maximises the use of existing land within the Settlement Limit.