Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Comber Industry
Comber has an existing industrial site on the Newtownards Road, the site of a carpet underlay factory, and at Park Way where old industrial premises contain a variety of workshops and stores, including building supplies. There are two small businesses on the western edge of the Town Centre in Mill Street, and two former industrial sites in Castle Lane and Bridge Street. The former Albion factory in Castle Lane was vacant for some time and has now been redeveloped for private housing. Comber Mill at Ballygowan Road was vacant and is approved for conversion to residential apartments and development is well underway. It is important to protect existing industrial sites to provide for the future employment needs of the town and surrounding area.
In line with its role as a local hub as defined by the RDS, the Plan also proposes an additional 4.66 hectares on land to be developed for a mixture of industrial uses to the east of the town in accordance with Policy SETT 1 and Proposal IND 2 in Volume 1 of the Plan as indicated on Map No. 2/003a, Comber Settlement Map. Applications for planning permission within these sites will be determined in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy.
|Proposal CR 11 Existing Industrial Lands|
The following area of existing industrial land is designated in accordance with Policy IND 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/003a, Comber Settlement Map: