Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Central Craigavon
This area comprises the commercial core of Craigavon, residential areas at Brownlow, proposed development land at Kernan and Mandeville, and the existing and proposed industrial land at Carn. This area is unique in Northern Ireland, with the present built form dating back only 30 years. This uniqueness presents particular challenges and opportunities for land use planning, both in establishing and developing the role and function of Central Craigavon, and in addressing the particular development issues within Brownlow. The commercial core's main land uses are recreation, shopping, residential and civic.
The majority of the current housing stock in Brownlow remains within the ownership of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, although in recent years a number of properties have been sold off to the Craigavon and District Housing Association, and to private owners. There has been a marked improvement in the physical quality of housing stock throughout the area. Despite this, however, the number of vacancies in Brownlow has increased since 1995. Those estates previously demolished remain still undeveloped and further demolitions are envisaged. However, in recent years there has been a major building programme of lower cost housing for owner occupation on the periphery of Brownlow.