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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballyclare Open Space, Sport & Outdoor Recreation

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Newtownabbey Borough Council own and manage soccer pitches and playgrounds within the Six Mile Water River Park as well as riverside walkways and tennis courts.
In addition to this council provision, there is private open space provision at the Ballyclare Comrades Football Club grounds and training pitch and private playing fields at educational establishments including Ballyclare High School and Ballyclare Secondary School. The NIHE own and maintain a grassed area at Rashee Park.
Areas of open space above 1 hectare are listed below and identified for information only on Map No. 3a - Ballyclare. Details of these and smaller areas of open space below 1 hectare are contained in the Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation Technical Supplement.
Policy for the protection of open space is contained in PPS 8 Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation.
Policy OS 1 of PPS 8 will apply to all areas of existing open space whether or not they are indicated in the Plan Proposals Map for information.

Existing Outdoor Sport and Children’s Playing Space

Location Outdoor Sport (H) Children's Play Space (H) Total Area (H) Description
Six Mile Water River Park 2.32 0.19 2.51 Soccor pitches & 2 playgrounds

Existing Private Outdoor Sport and Children’s Playing Space Provision

Facility Outdoor Sport (H) Description
Ballyclare Comerades FC 1.71 Private Football Ground and Training Pitch

Existing Outdoor Sports Facilities Within the Educational Sector

Schools Area (H) Description
Ballyclare High School 2.11 Private playing fields
Ballyclare High School 5.07 Private playing fields & tennis courts
Ballyclare Secondary School 3.78 Private playing fields

Other Public Open Space Provision

Name/Location Area (H) Description
Six Mile Water 29.74 Riverside walkways with playgrounds, coccor pitches & tennis courts
Rashee Park 1.16 Grassed Area
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