Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Maydown
Maydown lies some 7 kilometres east of the City Centre close to the Maydown industrial estate and abutting the A2 dual carriageway on its southern side. Originally a public authority housing estate there has been some private housing constructed in the settlement during the 1980s.
The Department has defined a development limit within which small scale development and further expansion of the settlement will be accommodated. Previous zoning allowed for a limited number of housing sites along Maydown Road. A major issue in defining the settlement boundary is to avoid encroachment into the Lough Enagh area whilst providing in-depth development opportunities. Available sites are restricted by the industrial land to the north and east but there remains sufficient land in this area to provide for additional development commensurate with the scale and location of the settlement. A portion of land adjacent to the existing factory west of Maydown Road has been zoned for industry.