Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Portadown: Conservation (Page 3 of 3)
Local Landscape Policy Areas continued
|Designation P/LLPA 5 Killycomaine House Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Killycomaine House and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
Killycomaine House and part of its historic landscape setting survive within a 1.4 hectare site, prominently located at Killycomaine Road in the east of the town. With its walled road frontage and mature boundary and parkland, Killycomaine is a significant woodland feature and a landmark in the town.
This represents the first LLPA designation in Northern Ireland to recognise the visual and landscape value of a new planned landscape. The Craigavon Area Hospital grounds, a site of some 29 hectares, have been laid out over the past 25 years and contain new planting and significant areas of maintained open space. The designation also recognises the potential landscape value of the site as the planting matures.
Areas of Townscape Character
Areas of Townscape Character are designated for areas which exhibit a distinct character, normally based on their historic built form or layout. An Area of Townscape Character is designated in Portadown.
|Designation P/ATC 1 Bachelor's Walk Area of Townscape Character|
|An Area of Townscape Character (ATC) is designated at Bachelor's Walk and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
Development proposals within the ATC will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy CON 5 and prevailing regional planning policy.
The area of Townscape Character is designated on the triangle of land between Bridge Street and Bachelor's Walk, recognising the quality of the residential area adjacent to Edenvilla Park. Individually designed houses are set in mature and spacious gardens which extend from Bridge Street to Bachelor's Walk. The dwellings are well screened and the frontage to Bridge Street is enhanced by a row of substantial mature trees. The Area of Townscape Character is designated to retain the housing density, mature planted settings and the spacious plot size within the area, and to complement the adjoining Local Landscape Policy Area which has been designated at Edenvilla Park. The density of development proposals will be an important consideration in determining those proposals.