Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Aghacommon
Aghacommon lies on the edge of the Craigavon Urban Area between the M1 Motorway and Tannaghmore Gardens (see Map No. 6). Although effectively part of the Urban Area, the settlement still retains its village identity due to the green wedge and Tannaghmore Gardens that separate it from Craigavon. Village facilities include a primary school, church, pub/restaurant and a local shop. It is important to manage development in Aghacommon so that it can retain its village character and avoid excessive visual intrusion into the Green Belt.
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. Housing 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.
Development proposals for land within the settlement limit will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy SETT 1 and other relevant policies contained in the Plan. Development proposals for land zoned as Phase 2 development land will be assessed in accordance with Plan Policy SETT 2.
An area of open space is zoned at Aghacommon to enhance the green wedge between the village and the urban area.
A Local Landscape Policy Area (LLPA) is designated at Tannaghmore, located to the southwest of Aghacommon. The LLPA comprises part of Tannaghmore Gardens, which is identified as existing open space, and the listed Fair View House and Mill, which date from c.1790, as well as surviving elements of the planned landscape setting, represented by stands of mature planting in the immediate vicinity of the house. Part of the LLPA extends across Kilvergan Road to Laurelmount. The LLPA is designated to protect the historic landscape, the surroundings of the listed buildings and the visually important landscape.
Policy for the control of development in the LLPA is set out in Plan Policy CON 2 and CON 3 in Part 2 of the Plan.