Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Portavogie
Portavogie is located on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula on the A2 Bangor to Portaferry Road, 25 kilometres from Newtownards and 0.7 kilometres to the north of Cloughey.
The village provides a number of local services, including shops, churches, a primary school, post office, chemists and a community hall. It remains one of the principle fishing ports in Northern Ireland. Fishing and fish processing are therefore the major source of employment in the village.
Portavogie has a dispersed settlement pattern and has experienced significant residential growth in recent years. The main concentration of housing located in an area bounded by Warnocks Road, Springfield Road, Harbour Road, New Harbour Road and Main Road.
|Proposal PE 01 Settlement Limit|
|A Settlement Limit is designated in accordance with Policy SETT 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/016a, Portavogie Settlement Map.|
The designated settlement limit is intended to consolidate the village form, prevent coalescence with Cloughey and further intrusion into the open countryside.
Much of the land within this limit has either been developed or benefits from existing planning permissions for residential development. As a result there is now an over provision of committed land for housing in the context of the Regional Development Strategy, (RDS). Consequently the settlement limit has been drawn to include those lands with planning permission for development and excludes uncommitted sites.
|HPA 1 Land between 113 and 115 Springfield Road|
|HPA 2 Land at the junction of Springfield Road and Warnocks Road, north of 84 Springfield Road|