Craigavon Area Plan 2010
Portadown: Conservation (Page 1 of 3 )
Local Landscape Policy Areas
Six Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated in and adjoining Portadown.
The policies relating to Local Landscape Policy Areas are set out in Plan Policy CON 2 and Plan Policy CON 3 and prevailing regional planning policy. Plan Policy CON 3 does not apply to P/LLPA 4 - River Bann Local Landscape Policy Area or P/LLPA 6 - Craigavon Area Hospital Local Landscape Policy Area.
|Designation P/LLPA 1 People's Park Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at People's Park and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
People's Park contains some 11 hectares of public parkland, created during the early 20th Century from the remains of the designed landscape setting of a former plantation estate. The present park design spans the Corcrain River and incorporates elements of the earlier planned landscaping, such as the mature boundary planting, with later, more municipal additions. It contributes diversity of use to this part of the town and provides local open space. The LLPA is designated to protect the planned landscape and the important tree groups and is an important visual amenity.
|Designation P/LLPA 2 Edenvilla Park Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Edenvilla Park and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
Edenvilla Park occupies some 9 hectares of the designed parkland setting of an 18th Century residence which has long been demolished and this mature planned landscape is highly valued by local residents. The LLPA is designated to protect this important landscape which, together with its important tree groups, is a significant landscape and visual amenity.
|Designation P/LLPA 3 Drumcree Church Local Landscape Policy Area|
|A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated at Drumcree Church and is shown on Map No. 5 Craigavon Urban Area.|
Drumcree Parish Church occupies a prominent location, north of the town. The land drops quite sharply to a stream east of the church, thus emphasising the impressive views across the River Bann. The church is a distinctive landmark over a wide area and offers views over the surrounding town and the countryside. The present church occupies part of an ecclesiastical site which dates back to the earliest period of Christianity in Ireland, and this was also the site of the medieval parish church, documented in 1306. The site of another medieval church is clearly visible across the river at Seagoe. The LLPA adjoins the settlement limit of Portadown at this location. The LLPA is designated to protect the surroundings of the listed building, the attractive vistas into, and out of the area, and the significant visual amenity of the area.