Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballynure Background
Ballynure is situated approximately 5km north east of Ballyclare and is located at the junction of a number of early routes, adjacent to a post-medieval church ruin. Ballynure has a rich legacy of industrial heritage including early nineteenth century corn mills, cotton mills and associated housing. The present settlement owes much to the past industrial activity in this area and was once an important stopping point straddling the main Carrickfergus Road. The main Belfast to Larne trunk road now bypasses the original village.
|Designation BNE 01 Settlement Development Limit Ballynure|
|A Settlement Development Limit is designated for Ballynure as identified on Map No. 5a - Ballynure.|
The Settlement Development Limit is designated to reflect the existing pattern of development and also takes account of land committed for development and the role of the settlement whilst protecting its natural setting including the Ballywalter Water north east of the Six Mile Water Valley. The Settlement Development Limit provides for additional development opportunities along the Lismenary Road and Castle Road and incorporates Ballynure Primary School, War Memorial Park, the Presbyterian Church and Hall and the Christ Church Hall.
The Settlement Development Limit is designated to promote a compact settlement form and prevent inappropriate expansion into the countryside especially along the four roads leading to the main Belfast to Larne (A8) Road that bisects the village. The north-western edge of the limit abuts Larne Borough and defines the Plan Area boundary at this location.