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Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Dungannon Conservation

In addition to zoning land for development, the Plan also affords appropriate protection to the town's natural and built heritage. See Plan Policy CON2, CON 3, CON5 and CON 7, and Map Nos. 61 a and 61 b for boundaries of the designated areas.
DAAP 01 Dungannon Area of Archaeological Potential
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated in the town centre (see Map No. 61 b). Within this area, developers will normally be expected to submit an archaeological assessment or evaluation in association with planning applications (see Plan Policy CON 3).

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Local Landscape Policy Areas

Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated in and adjoining Dungannon (see Map No. 61 a). Policy for the control of development within Local Landscape Policy Areas is detailed in Plan Policy CON 2.
LLPA 01 Bessmount
This LLPA is designated at the hill west of Cookstown Road (Bessmount), to help protect the area's landform, distinctive field pattern, tree coverage and visual amenity. It is a prominent local landscape feature, particularly in views from the west and south and forms a soft visual break and backdrop to existing and proposed built development.
LLPA 02 Gallows Hill
This LLPA is designated at Gallows Hill, to help protect the area's landform and visual amenity. This prominent hill to the west of Dungannon town centre comprises the curtilage of a number of period properties set in generous plots. The combination of large residence and mature landscaping produce an attractive and prominent vista.
LLPA 03 Ballysaggart Lough
This LLPA is designated at Ballysaggart Lough and adjacent landscape, to help protect the area's visual amenity, nature conservation interest and recreational use. It is important that its banks and surrounding land are kept free from inappropriate and visually intrusive development. The northern bank of the Lough is overlooked by a localised hill, which contains significant areas of woodland around the historic 'Manse'. The open undeveloped northern slopes of this hill are important when viewed from Dungannon town centre, providing a backdrop of mature woodland on steeply rising ground.
LLPA 04 Killyman Road
This LLPA is designated at land north of Killyman Road, to help protect the area's mature vegetation, landform, nature conservation interest and visual amenity. The area comprises in the north, the steep slopes of a watercourse and in the south, a number of properties set in generous plots with mature landscaping. The watercourse to the north is accessible and as such has recreational potential. The riverbanks comprise mature vegetation and provide an important green wedge separating areas of built development. The combination of elements produces an attractive and verdant setting to this part of Dungannon.
LLPA 05 Miltown House/Moy Road
This LLPA is designated at Miltown House. and remnants of Ranfurly and Ballynorthland Demesnes, to help protect the ares's visual amenity, tree cover, nature conservation interest, historic buildings, landscape character and existing and potential recreational interests. The combinatioin of elements and the variety of substantially wooded landscapes make a valuable contribution to the townscape of Dungannon
LLPA 06 Drumglass/Coalisland Road
This LLPA is designated at the grounds of Drumglass House and adjacent land to west, to help protect the area's historic buildings and associated mature woodland. Adjacent land to the west slopes down steeply to meet the Council playing fields at Drumcoo. Taken together, these areas constitute a visually attractive and historically important landscape, as well as providing a verdant setting to the recreational area at the playing fields.
LLPA 07 Castle Hill
This LLPA is designated at Castle Hill, to help protect the area's open aspect and historical importance (see Map No. 61 b). The elevated hill forms the central feature around which the original town of Dungannon was built. Its prominence and location endow it with considerable public amenity potential. An area adjacent to the west is envisaged by Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council as suitable, in the long term, for a town centre park
DATC 01 Dungannon Area of Townscape Character
The Dungannon Area of Townscape Character (ATC) is concentrated on the southwest facing side of Castle Hill, the feature around which the original town of Dungannon was built. In the uppermost part of the Area, Market Square is the principal urban space; it is a large, elongated square dominated by the Lanyon stone-built composition of the former Belfast Bank and RIC Barracks at its head.
In assessing design requirements for new buildings or renovations, it is important to have regard for the existing character of the area. Much of Market Square is 4 storeys in height and typically 4 or 5 bays wide. Outside Market Square, terraces are usually 3 storey in height and typically 2 or 3 bays wide. Within the area, facing material is mainly render with occasional details picked out in stone or brick. Roofs are generally slated, of 35-45 degrees pitch, with a central ridge parallel to the road. Fenestration is vertical with a bias of solid over void. Occasionally, windows have external architraves, but this is sparingly used. Frequently, brick chimneystacks occur on ridges. The level-changes are accommodated, by the stepping of facades and ridges down the slope.
Some brick buildings have been erected in recent times but brick is not a material that lends itself to the character of the area. The Department will resist the large-scale use of brick on elevational treatments and its use should be confined to highlighting particular architectural details. Policy for the control of development within the area is detailed in Plan Policy CON 5.
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