Derry Area Plan 2011
Villages and Small Settlements: Culmore
Culmore is located 7 kilometres north of Londonderry on the west bank of the Foyle astride the A2 Londonderry to Moville Road. It originally comprised 3 separate parts: the area around Tullyarden, the group of public sector housing at Woodlands and the cluster of large houses and cottages along the Front Strand around the historic core of Culmore Fort. The village has now consolidated along the A2, Culmore Point and Ardan roads.
The Department proposes to limit the further expansion of Culmore in order to protect its character. A significant amount of land remains to be developed. Accordingly the major amendments to the development limit relate to the adjustments to the industrial zoning.
The Department designates an area of open space/recreation use within the village. This is located north of Culmore Point. Proposals for development in this area will be judged against Policy R1.
The Department zones 40 hectares of land for industrial purposes between Culmore Road and Coney Road. The opportunity has been taken to rationalise the previous zoning in this area in order to make it more accessible and potentially more attractive to inward investors.
The Department designates an Area of Townscape Character around Culmore Point. Proposals for development in this area will be judged against Policy BE 12.