Derry Area Plan 2011
Central Area: Civic and Educational Uses
The Department defines Civic and Educational Areas within the Central Area.
The Central Area has the greatest concentration of civic and educational establishments, for example, the Guildhall, new Civic Offices, the University, both Cathedrals, other churches and educational establishments. Within these areas where specific land use changes are proposed, such proposals will be considered on their particular locational merits.
The Department defines an area between Rock Road and Asylum Road as a Civic and Educational Precinct.
This area currently embraces the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster, the Civic Offices, the Foyle Arts Centre and the North West Institute of Further Education. Within the area, Aberfoyle House lands would be suitable for the expansion of the University subject to the protection of the significant landscape features. The grounds to Aberfoyle House also form an important linkage between densely populated areas to the west and the civic offices and riverside.