Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Killyman is located approximately 4 kilometres southeast of Dungannon, immediately south of the M1 motorway (see Map No. 88). The settlement has developed around a crossroads but lacks a strong visual focus. Development within the settlement limits comprises mainly single dwellings along Killyman, Cavan and Trewmount Roads but there is some in-depth housing development at Watts Park and north of Killyman Road. Local facilities include a small number of shops, primary schools and churches.
Land adjacent to Killymeal Drain west of Watts Park may be subject to flooding.
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated around the former Rectory and St. Andrew’s Church to help protect the surrounding mature landscape that provides a visually attractive local landmark and a verdant edge to the village. The historical link to St Andrew’s Church to the southwest is still largely intact and the site as a whole makes a positive contribution to the visual amenity of the village.
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.