Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Gibson's Hill
Gibson's Hill is situated approximately 1.5km south of Lurgan, along the main Lurgan to Gilford Road, within the Green Belt (see Map No. 23). The settlement has limited community facilities. Lakeview House and its environs are an attractive landscape and historic feature within the settlement.
Single dwelling units of an appropriate design will normally be permitted on suitable sites within the settlement limit of Gibson's Hill.
Development proposals for land within the settlement limit will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy SETT 1 and other relevant policies contained within the Plan.
An area is zoned for open space at Gilford Road. This provides an important local facility.
An extensive Local Landscape Policy Area (LLPA) is designated at Lakeview House, to the east of Gibson's Hill. Lakeview House is situated on a crest forming a prominent landmark feature on the Gilford Road approach from Lurgan. The two storey house is late 19th Century, set in a designed landscape setting and is approached through an avenue of Beech trees. The sweep of pasture land up to the House and the associated tree planting, which extends across the Gilford Road, add to the visual significance of the LLPA. The LLPA is designated to protect the surroundings of the building, the important tree groups, the planned landscape, the attractive vistas and the significant landscape and visual amenity of the area.