Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Castlecaulfield is located approximately three kilometres west of Dungannon (see Map No. 75). The historic core of the village extends in linear form along Main Street. More recent development has taken place at two nodes - at Drumreany Road to the north and Old Caulfield Road to the east. The village has a relatively small range of local facilities.
The following areas may be subject to flooding from the adjacent watercourses:
- south and west of Drumrainey Gardens and south of the 'Manse' from the Torrent River;
- southwest of Lismonaghan Road;
- south of Castlecaulfield Primary School; and
- north and west of Castlecaulfield House.
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.
Three Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- land north of Castlecaulfield House (LLPA 1): To help protect the landscape associated with the historic property, the northern approaches into the village and the setting of the village in views from the west and north;
- Castle Caulfield ruins and Torrent River (LLPA 2): To help protect the visual amenity and historical interest associated with Castle Caulfield ruins, its prominent riverside location and the recreation potential offered by the substantially undeveloped banks of the Torrent River; and
- the Torrent River banks north of Old Caulfield Road (LLPA 3): To help protect the visual character, nature conservation interest and public access / recreation potential offered by the substantially undeveloped banks of this watercourse.
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated in the village centre. Within this area, developers will normally be expected to submit an archaeological assessment or evaluation in association with planning applications.
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.