Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Straid Urban Environment
Areas of Village Character
The following Area of Village Character (AVC) is designated in Straid as identified on Map No. 9a – Straid and on clarification Map No. 9b – Straid Area of Village Character.
Policy for the control of development within the AVC is contained in Policy UE 3 in Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan.
|Designation SD 03 Area of Village Character Straid|
An Area of Village Character is designated in Straid as identified on Map No. 9a and on clarification Map No. 9b – Straid Area of Village Character.
Key features of the area which will be taken into account when assessing development proposals are as follows:-
All proposals will be assessed against key design criteria 4A as contained in Policy UE 3 of Part 3, Volume 1 of the Plan (See Newtownabbey District Proposals Appendix 2).
Straid is a small, single street village. The significance of the historic townscape lies in the hierarchy and varied form of its vernacular buildings, and the form of the adjacent spaces, which they define. The pattern of development along Seskin Road with its variety of cottages and two storey houses is an attractive foil for the formality of Main Street.