Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Claudy
Claudy is located some 16 kilometres south east of Londonderry and is by-passed by the A6 Londonderry to Belfast Road one kilometre to the north. The village evolved around a crossroads junction. It originally contained a village green to the south east of Main Street bordered by a church, primary school and courthouse.
The Department has defined a development limit within which small scale development and further expansion of the settlement will be accommodated. Some of the potential development land can be accessed off Main Street and the Department will safeguard these access points so that they do not become landlocked.
The Department designates an Area of Local Nature Conservation and Amenity Importance adjacent to the village. Proposals for development in this area will be judged against Policy ENV 4. These areas are designated to protect the following features considered to be of greatest local amenity value:
- the area immediately south of the village including the River Faughan encompassing the wooded area west of Ballynameen Bridge and east of Cumber Bridge.