Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Designation MY 01 Settlement Development Limit
|A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 26 - Moneyneany.
The settlement development limit is designated to include existing development commitments and provide development opportunities in line with the scale, character and role of the settlement, while preventing ribboning and urban sprawl into the surrounding countryside. It excludes a fort (an historic monument) and lands of high environmental quality and wildlife value along the Douglas and Altalacky Rivers and their environs.
Designation MY 02 Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area has been designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 26 - Moneyneany.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
- The fort, an historic monument, is an important feature in the local landscape;
- The Altalacky and Douglas River corridors traverse the area, providing important local landscape features, often with significant treed banks and steep slopes. They act as wildlife corridors and provide a setting for the fort;
- Listed St. Eugenes (RC) Church and its environs, with mature trees along the Moneyneany Road frontage, including its setting and views.
Policy for the control of development in Local Landscape Policy Areas is contained in Policy CON 2
in Part 2 of the Plan.