Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Eglish is located approximately 6 kilometres southwest of Dungannon (see Map No. 83). The village has developed in a dispersed form and has a mix of housing, industry and local services and facilities. Housing comprises mainly single dwelling units along road frontages although there is some in-depth development at Killyliss Road. There is a large concrete works to the west of Eglish Road and a fish farm at Cadian Road. Facilities include primary schools, churches, halls, playing fields and a shop.
In the past, a strip of land immediately north of the sewage treatment works has been affected by flooding from the Oona Water.
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated along the Oona Water valley to help protect the visual character, village setting, nature conservation interest and public access/recreation potential offered by this valley and its associated watercourse.
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 fifteen 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 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.