Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: The Loup
The Loup is located at a crossroads approximately nine kilometres northeast of Cookstown.
The village has a range of services and community facilities. Housing development is located in the village core and along some of the roads radiating out from the centre of the village.
The capacity of the sewage treatment works is an overriding constraint on growth 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 moderate. 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. Accordingly, residential developments in excess of 10 units will not normally be permitted.
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.