Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Clonmore is located approximately 10 kilometres east of Dungannon (see Map No. 77). The settlement, which is made up mainly of housing, extends in loose linear form along Clonmore Road. There is a recently constructed, in-depth housing development immediately south of the Church. Nearby facilities also include a primary school and playing fields.
Land along the eastern limit of the settlement may be subject to flooding from the adjacent watercourse.
The development south of St. Columba's Church indicates the incongruous nature of large-scale residential development within this essentially rural settlement. The character of the settlement is likely to be adversely affected if future large-scale growth is maintained.
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. Accordingly, residential developments in excess of five units will not normally be permitted.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the traditional rural built forms in the locality. Housing developments should reflect the essentially informal rural character of the settlement and not lead either individually or cumulatively to large scale suburban estate type layouts. The use of designs and materials unrelated to the surrounding rural locality will not be acceptable.