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Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Newbuildings

Newbuildings is located on the east shore of the River Foyle some 6 kilometres south west of the City. It is set in a relatively flat and well maintained agricultural landscape with good views across the river to east Donegal.
Recent growth in the village has been concentrated south of Duncastle Road and along the A5 between Prehen and Newbuildings. The City of Derry Golf Club continues to provide a strategic break between the village and the City suburbs. Any further loss of this strategic break is likely to mean that the village would be subsumed within the Londonderry City development limit.

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The Department has defined a development limit within which small scale development and further expansion of the settlement will be accommodated. Some additional land has been zoned for development. The major additional areas are:
  • a 3.1 ha site to the east of Dunhugh Park. Access will be permitted via Dunhugh Park;
  • a 9.7 ha site located to the south of Duncastle Road. Access will be permitted via Duncastle Road.
The Department designates 2 areas of open space/recreation use within the village. These are located north of the primary school at Duncastle Road and east of Primity Crescent. Proposals for development in these areas will be judged against Policy R1.
The Department retains land for industrial purposes to the east of Victoria Road. This area allows additional choice and flexibility for industrial use to the south of the village and City.
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