Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Strathfoyle
Strathfoyle is located some 8 kilometres north east of Londonderry and approximately 2 kilometres from the A2 Londonderry to Coleraine road. To the north it is bounded by industry and the port complex at Lisahally and to the south by the Area of High Scenic Value along the River Foyle banks. The settlement was developed in about 1960 as a direct result of the ongoing industrial development at Maydown and its layout is typical of post-war public housing estates.
The Department has defined a development limit which provides for further expansion of the settlement. A substantial landscaping buffer will be required between any development and the Area of High Scenic Value. Access to development areas at Strathfoyle will be permitted via Temple and Otterbank roads.
The Department designates an area of open space/recreation use to the western edge of the village along the River Foyle bank. This will protect the area between the village and the River Foyle. Proposals for development in this area will be judged against Policy R1.