Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Ballinderry is located approximately twelve kilometres east of Cookstown.
The historic core of the village is located at Ballinderry Bridge but is divorced from much of the housing, community facilities and services which are located to the south at Derrychrin. The dispersed nature of the settlement has resulted in the inclusion of a high proportion of undeveloped land within the settlement limit.
Local demand for housing within the village is likely to be moderate. Single dwelling units of an appropriate design will normally be permitted on suitable sites within the settlement limit provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Comprehensive development will normally be permitted provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement. Accordingly, residential developments in excess of ten units will not normally be permitted.
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated on both sides of the Ballinderry Bridge along the banks of the river in order to protect the riparian setting and existing tree cover. Development in this area will be limited to minor works complementing the character of the area.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated around the historic core of the village at Ballinderry Bridge. The design of development proposals in this area should be in keeping with the original characteristics of the area in terms of scale, form, materials and points of detail. The characteristic built form displayed in this area can also help inform developers in preparing development proposals elsewhere in the village to reinforce local identity.