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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballyeaston Natural Environment

Local Landscape Policy Area (LLPA)

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The following Local Landscape Policy Area is designated in Ballyeaston as identified on Map No. 4a - Ballyeaston and Map No. 4c - Ballyeaston Local Landscape Policy Areas.
This LLPA lies within and adjoins the Settlement Development Limit of Ballyeaston with parts of the LLPA 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 in contained in Policy ENV 3 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
Designation BN 04 Local Landscape Policy Area Ballyeaston
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Ballyeaston as identified on Map No. 4a - Ballyeaston, Map No. 1 – Newtownabbey Countryside and clarification Map No. 4c – Ballyeaston Local Landscape Policy Areas.
Those features, or the combination of features, that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:-
  • Listed buildings and their surroundings – First Ballyeaston Presbyterian Church occupying a conspicuous location, dominating the Six Mile Water valley. The Second Presbyterian Church (completed in 1903);
  • Locally significant buildings and their surroundings – Two manses;
  • Archaeological sites and their surroundings – Remains of a medieval and post medieval church and graveyard with a holy well and souterrain; and
  • Settings and views of listed buildings and monuments.
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