Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Lurgan: Recreation and Open Space
Lurgan's existing public open spaces are located both within the town and on the periphery and they serve the whole community. They comprise a number of historic parks, as well as playing fields and specialised recreation facilities. These open spaces and recreational uses form part of the urban structure of Lurgan, in that they contribute to the environmental quality of the town, as well as providing for the recreational needs of residents. They will be protected through the provisions of Planning Policy Statement 8 (PPS 8): Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation.
Existing Open Space
The following areas of existing open space are identified for information and shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area:
- Lurgan Park (34.92ha);
- Lord Lurgan Memorial Park (9.23ha);
- Lands comprising Silverwood Golf Course and Ski Centre (131.41ha);
- Gordon/Monbrief Playing Fields (22.99ha); and
- Taghnevan Playing fields (8.03ha)
Within these areas planning applications will be determined in accordance with the provisions of PPS 8. Any other areas of existing open space and recreation are, however, also covered by the same safeguarding provisions of prevailing regional planning policy.
Lurgan Park (together with the adjacent Lurgan Golf Course) is also designated as a Local Landscape Policy Area (see Plan Policy CON 2 and Designation L/LLPA 1).
|Open Space Zoning|
|6.2 hectares of open space are zoned at the Gordon/ Monbrief Playing Fields as an extension to the existing open space.|
Within this area development proposals will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy ROS 1 and prevailing regional planning policy.