Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Killeen is located approximately 10 kilometres northeast of Dungannon (see Map No. 87). The settlement has developed on the northern side of the B161 Mountjoy Road and is a mix of single dwelling units and multiple housing developments. The settlement has grown substantially in recent years with the construction of new housing to the east and west of Lisaclare Road. These are mostly in the form of large-scale incongruous suburban type layouts unrelated to the essentially rural nature of the settlement. Local facilities are limited to a small number of shops and post office.
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. Accordingly, residential developments in excess of fifteen units will not normally be permitted.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the traditional rural built forms in the locality. Housing developments should reflect the essentially rural character of the settlement and not lead either individually or cumulatively to large scale suburban estate type layouts. The use of designs and materials unrelated to the surrounding rural locality will not be acceptable.