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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballycor

Ballycor settlement comprises two separate nodes. The northern node of development is located at the junction of Church Road and Ballycorr Road. The southern node is located on the Ballycorr Road and includes residential development at Ballycorr Grove.
Designation BR 01 Settlement Development Limit Ballycor  
A Settlement Development Limit is designated for Ballycor as identified on Map No. 10a - Ballycor.  

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The designated Settlement Development Limit is drawn to restrict further development along Church Road and Ballycorr Road and to prevent coalescence between the two nodes.
The north western boundary of the northern node adjoins Larne Borough and defines the Plan area boundary at this location.

Natural Environment

Local Landscape Policy Area (LLPA)

The following Local Landscape Policy Area BR 02 is designated in Ballycor as identified on Map No. 10a – Ballycor and clarification Map No. 10b – Ballycor Local Landscape Policy Areas.
This LLPA lies within and adjoining the Settlement Development Limit of Ballycor, with parts falling within the Newtownabbey Countryside. It is considered to be of the greatest amenity value, landscape quality or local significance and must therefore be protected from undesirable or damaging development.
Policy for the control of development in LLPAs is contained in Policy ENV 3 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
Designation BR 02 Local Landscape Policy Area Ballycor  
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 10a - Ballycor, Map No. 1 - Newtownabbey Countryside and Map No. 10b - Ballycor Local Landscape Policy Area showing the full extent of the LLPAs affecting the settlement of Ballycor.
Those features or the combination of features, that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:-
  • Area of local nature conservation interest - Stream corridor, and associated vegetation, together with an old mill pond, and a mill race; and
  • Archaeological site and its surroundings - Ruins of church and graveyard, plus a rectangular enclosure which contains an old graveyard.
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