Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Gortacladdy is located approximately eleven kilometres west of Cookstown.
The village is small and has a limited range of services and facilities. The village is characterised by individual dwellings fronting onto Loughdoo Road and the Gortacladdy Cottages, a terrace of single storey public sector cottages. A Gaelic sports ground, training pitch and clubrooms lie to the east of the village accessed off Loughdoo Road.
It is not anticipated that there will be a high demand for housing or other development in the village. Large-scale development would, in any case, be out of character with the village. New development will normally be restricted to single dwelling units of an appropriate design on suitable sites provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Comprehensive development may 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 five units will not normally be permitted. A modest terrace similar to the Gortacladdy Cottages may also be acceptable.
A small sewage treatment works currently exists serving Gortacladdy Cottages. This small works could be upgraded to serve additional development if necessary. Due to the topography it may be necessary for a pumping station to be constructed to pump sewage to the works. This would be constructed at the developer's expense.