Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Coalisland Conservation
In addition to zoning land for development, the Plan also affords appropriate protection to the town's natural and built heritage (see Plan Policies CON 2 and CON 5 to CON 7).
Local Landscape Policy Areas
Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated in and adjoining Coalisland. Policy for the control of development within Local Landscape Policy Areas is detailed in Policy CON 2.
|CATC 01 Coalisland Area of Townscape Character|
The Coalisland Area of Townscape Character (ATC) is concentrated around the commercial core of the town centre. Notable buildings include the First Trust Bank, at the junction of Dungannon and Station Roads, St Patrick's Hall, in Main Street and the former Cornmill at the Canal Basin, Lineside. The streets are narrow, of irregular pattern and the development appears to have taken place organically, rather than in a planned fashion. The former Coalisland Canal has left a significant legacy on the town. The 5 storey former corn mill, sited in the disused canal basin and dominating the town, greatly contrasts with the low-rise character of the town centre.
In assessing design requirements for new buildings or renovations, regard must be had for the existing character of the ATC. The majority of buildings are of a familiar, domestic scale with typical 19th century detailing, usually a forty degree-pitch roof, flush eaves and verges and one asymmetric chimney stack per terraced property, atop the ridge. Terraces are typically 2 or 3 bays wide, of 2 storeys and gable-ended, with the ridge parallel to the street that they front. Materials are mainly of render with slated roofs. The vertical fenestration has a bias of solid-over-void.
Recent buildings, using facing-brick, are inappropriate to the rendered character of Coalisland. Policy for the control of development within the ATC is detailed in Plan Policy CON 5.