Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballyeaston Open Space, Sport & Outdoor Recreation
Proposed Open Space
Following consultation with Newtownabbey Borough Council, the following site, BN 05 is identified for open space provision as identified on Map No. 4a - Ballyeaston.
|Proposal BN 05 Open Space Lands to the east of Ballyeaston Road|
|0.09 hectares of land east of Ballyeaston Road are identified for the provision of open space as identified on Map No. 4a - Ballyeaston.|
Newtownabbey Borough Council have indicated their intention to develop this area of land at Ballyeaston Road as open space over the Plan period.
Policy for the control of development on land identified for the provision of open space is contained in Policy OS 1 as set out in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
Upon implementation of the open space proposal, the Department will protect the open space in accordance with the prevailing regional policy, currently contained in PPS 8 Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation.
Ballyeaston contains 3 youth organisations, a junior youth club, a senior youth club and the Girl’s Brigade all operating out of Ballyeaston Presbyterian Church.
Rural Landscape Wedge
A Rural Landscape Wedge is designated between the settlement and Ballyclare in order to prevent the merger of the two settlements, protect the setting of Ballyclare and Ballyeaston and to protect the rural character of the area. (See Countryside and Coast Section).