Derry Area Plan 2011
Community Facilities: Proposals
The Department allocates sufficient land to meet the anticipated needs of the community in terms of education, health and other public facilities
Taking account of the continued growth of the City to the north west in the townlands of Ballymagroarty, Whitehouse and Ballynagalliagh along the Buncrana Road axis the Catholic maintained sector considers that over and above the new primary school at Hazelbank provision should be made for 3 new primary schools in this area over the Plan period. It also considers that a need will exist for a primary school east of the Crescent Link. Consultations with the Western Education and Library Board have indicated a likely need for a new secondary school for the controlled sector east of the Crescent Link. It is anticipated that these uses will normally be located in the defined Local Centres identified in Map 2. Oakgrove Integrated College presently operate from Stradreagh House in the Gransha estate. A new integrated school can be accommodated on an appropriate adjoining location.
It is unlikely that there will be a requirement for major allocations of land to accommodate new health facilities over the Plan period. If new sites are needed, land will be identified by individual site assessment. With regard to care services in the community, favourable consideration will be given to the location of small special care facilities in appropriate locations.
Recognising the continued popularity of Londonderry as a venue for festivals of drama and other cultural activities the Department retains the zoning of a site at East Wall for civic theatre use.