Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Coagh is located on the banks of the Ballinderry River approximately eight kilometres east of Cookstown.
The village has considerable character and provides a wide range of locally significant facilities.
The capacity of the sewage treatment works is an overriding constraint on growth throughout the village and planning permission for new development will not normally be granted unless a satisfactory means of sewage disposal can be effected.
Local demand for housing within the village is likely to be high. Single dwelling units, of an appropriate design, will normally be permitted on suitable sites within the settlement limit provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Comprehensive development will normally be permitted provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement.
Local Landscape Policy Areas are designated at:
- Ballinderry River (LLPA 1): To protect the wooded riparian setting, existing open space and recreation provision, nature conservation and archaeological interests. Development in this area will be limited to minor works complementing the character of the area;
- Coagh Presbyterian Church (LLPA 2): To protect nature conservation interests and the immediate surroundings of the listed Church, which include mature trees. Development in this area will be limited to appropriate extensions and minor works to the Church. The site would also benefit from appropriate landscaping and planting;
- Urbal Road (LLPA 3): To protect the mature treed surroundings of Ultimo House and nature conservation interests. Development in this area will normally be restricted to the appropriate extension of existing buildings and minor works; and
- Ballinderry Bridge Road (LLPA 4): To protect the mature woodland surroundings of The Manse and nature conservation interests. Development in this area will normally be restricted to the appropriate extension of existing buildings and minor works.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals in this area should be in keeping with the original characteristics of the area in terms of scale, form, materials and points of detail. The characteristic built form displayed in this area can also help inform developers in preparing development proposals elsewhere in the village to reinforce local identity.
North and south of Coagh Bridge there are clear, important views of the Local Landscape Policy Area along the banks of the Ballinderry River. Development that would impact significantly on these views will not normally be permitted.