Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Tullyhogue is located approximately three kilometres south of Cookstown.
The village is a small and well nucleated and has considerable character. It provides a range of local services and community facilities. Tullaghoge Fort, which is a monument in state care, dominates the setting of the village.
The capacity of the sewage treatment works at Tullywiggan, which serves the village, is an overriding constraint on growth, and planning permission for new development will not normally be granted unless a satisfactory means of sewage disposal can be effected.
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, in an area known locally as The Ponds, in order to protect the setting of the village and nature conservation interests. Development in this area will be limited to minor works complementing the character of the area.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals in this area should be in keeping with the building traditions of the area in terms of scale, form, massing and design. 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.
Tullaghoge Fort is a dominant feature in the landscape immediately north of the village, sited on a commanding hilltop location. It is a site of considerable historical and archaeological significance and can be viewed widely from the surrounding countryside.
Due to its commanding location and the wide range of extensive views, both towards and from this monument, it is considered impractical to identify individual views on the Settlement Map. Notwithstanding this, particular attention will be paid to the impact of development on views of and from Tullaghoge Fort, and development that would adversely affect this site or the integrity of its setting will not be permitted unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Over the plan period, the District Council proposes to designate a statutory Local Nature Reserve at Cummings Quarry to the southwest of the village. (See Map 83).