Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Augher is located approximately 28 kilometres southwest of Dungannon on the A4 Dungannon to Enniskillen route (see Map No. 65). The historic core of the village developed in linear form along Main Street that is intersected by the A4 Road.
In the past, the following areas have been subject to flooding:
- the eastern portion of land immediately south of Augher Central Primary School;
- the northern portion of land between Myrtle Heights and Castle Hill Gardens;
- the northeastern portion of land immediately northeast of ‘Riverview’; and
- a small portion of the western corner of land immediately south of the sewage treatment works and fronting Favour Royal Road.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village, based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals within this area should be in keeping with the historic built form in terms of scale, form, massing, design detailing and materials.
Two Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- the banks of the River Blackwater and Pound Burn (LLPA 1): To help protect the visual character, nature conservation interest and public access/recreation potential offered by these watercourses; and
- the landscape adjacent to Augher Castle/Spur Royal (LLPA 2): To help protect the attractive and vulnerable landscape and the remains of the demesne landscape on the western side of Knockmany Road.
Areas of Archaeological Potential are designated to the west of the village centre and west of the sewage treatment works. Within these areas, developers will normally be expected to submit an archaeological assessment or evaluation in association with planning applications.
Single dwellings of an appropriate design will normally be acceptable on suitable sites within the settlement limit provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Housing development will normally be permitted provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the historic built forms displayed within the designated Area of Townscape Character in the village. Standard suburban layouts or the use of designs and materials unrelated to the traditional village character will not be acceptable.