Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Settlement Proposals: Portadown
The existing development pattern of Portadown is significantly influenced by the River Bann that bisects the town. The town has grown to the east and west of the river in a radial pattern, however development along the Bann valley is constrained by the river's flood plain. The primary land use, outside the commercial core, is housing, served by local schools, shops and other community facilities. There are two main areas of existing industrial development - Mahon and Seagoe. Portadown is home to two major public facilities - The Upper Bann Institute of Further and Higher Education (Portadown Campus) and the Craigavon Hospital, both of which serve a wider area than the Borough.