Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Aughnacloy is located approximately 18 kilometres southwest of Dungannon and 6 kilometres southeast of Ballygawley (see Map No. 66). The settlement’s growth has focused around Moore Street that has developed in a linear form. There is some in-depth development to the east of Moore Street. More recently, roadside development has taken place along the southeastern and northeastern entrances to the settlement.
The following areas may be subject to flooding from the adjacent watercourses:
- north and west of Mill View;
- northeast of St. Mary’s Primary School;
- west of playing fields on Carnteel Road;
- between Numbers 37 Lettice Street and 49 Caledon Road; and
- adjacent to Lisadavil Drain and Aughnacloy urban watercourses.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village, based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals within this area should be in keeping with the historic built form in terms of scale, form, massing, design detailing and materials.
The ‘Aughnacloy Thistle’ Historic Park, Garden and Demesne is designated to the west of the settlement.
Five Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- the hill to the west of Ballygawley Road (LLPA 1): To help protect views to and from the village centre and to help protect part of the ‘Aughnacloy Thistle’ and the immediate landscape to the north;
- the lower slopes of the escarpment south of Moore Street (LLPA 2): To help protect the village setting in views from the south west;
- the hill to the east of Monaghan Road (LLPA 3): To help protect the attractive backdrop to the Monaghan road edge of the village;
- the hill located to the east of Dungannon Road (LLPA 4): To help protect this substantial, prominent and open hill; and
- Old Rectory Hill (LLPA 5): To help protect the visual amenity afforded to the village by this historic landscape.
Single dwellings of an appropriate design will normally be acceptable on suitable sites within the settlement limit provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Housing development will normally be permitted provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the historic built forms displayed within the designated Area of Townscape Character in the village. Standard suburban layouts or the use of designs and materials unrelated to the traditional village character will not be acceptable.