Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Craigbane
Craigbane lies within the Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located astride the Slieveboy Road. It consists of a linear road frontage development of individual houses, farms and outbuildings. The focus of the settlement is around St. Joseph’s Church located on the southern side of Slieveboy Road with the parish hall immediately opposite on the northern side.
The Department has defined a development limit within which small scale development and expansion of the settlement will be accommodated. The settlement is capable of sustaining some limited expansion and provides opportunities for single houses. In-depth or serviced sites are likely to be limited. Any development in the settlement will require substantial landscaping proposals to ensure integration with the surrounding landscape, including significant planting along the southern boundary to the site east of St. Joseph’s Church.