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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Ballynure Natural Environment

Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs)

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The following sites BNE 04 - BNE 05 are designated as Local Landscape Policy Areas as identified on Map No. 5a - Ballynure and Map No. 5b - Ballynure Local Landscape Policy Areas.
These LLPAs lie within and adjoining the Settlement Development Limit of Ballynure with parts of the Ballynure River LLPA falling within the Newtownabbey Countryside. They are 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 BNE 04 Local Landscape Policy Area Main Street
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Main Street, Ballynure as identified on Map No. 5a - Ballynure and clarification Map No. 5b – Ballynure Local Landscape Policy Areas showing the full extent of the LLPAs affecting the settlement of Ballynure.
Those features, or the combination of features, that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
  • Locally significant buildings and their surroundings – Ballynure Methodist Church and manse.
Designation BNE 05 Local Landscape Policy Area Ballynure River
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Ballynure River as identified on Map No. 5a - Ballynure, Map No. 1 – Newtownabbey Countryside and clarification Map No. 5b – Ballynure Local Landscape Policy Areas showing the full extent of LLPAs affecting the settlement of Ballynure.
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 – Ballynure River corridor which is an important local nature area. The western part of the LLPA consists of a planned landscape with significant parkland trees;
  • Listed building and its surroundings – Christ Church;
  • Locally significant buildings and their surroundings – The rectory, old mill and school, together with associated vegetation; and
  • Archaeological site and its surroundings – The modern church is located near the remains of a medieval church and graveyard with significant vegetation including yew trees.
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