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Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Straid Open Space, Sport & Outdoor Recreation

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Areas of existing open space are listed below and identified for information only on Map No. 9a - Straid. Further details of these are contained in the Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation Technical Supplement.
Policy for the protection of open space is contained in PPS 8 Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation.
Policy OS 1 of PPS 8 will apply to all areas of existing open space whether or not they are indicated in the Plan Proposals Map for information.

Existing Outdoor Sports Facilities Within the Educational Sector

Schools Area (H) Description
Straid Primary School 0.04 Hard surface playground

Proposed Open Space

Following consultation with Newtownabbey Borough Council, the following site SD 05 is identified for open space provision as indicated on Map No. 9a - Straid.
Proposal SD 05 Open Space Lands to the west of Straid Primary School, Irish Hill Road.
1.07 hectares of land at Irish Hill Road are identified for the provision of Open Space as indicated on Map No. 9a - Straid.
Newtownabbey Borough Council have indicated their intention to develop this land as a recreation area, to include a play area and associated landscape works with car parking within 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 the 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.

Community Facilities

Straid has one youth organisation, a youth club operating out of a church hall.
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