Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Newmills is located approximately 8 kilometres northeast of Dungannon (see Map No. 90). The settlement extends in a relatively dispersed form along Newmills Road, Roughan Road, Brackaville Road, Farlough Road and Annaginny Road although there are in-depth housing developments to the north and east of the village. Local services and facilities are limited and include a primary school, local shop and a number of churches.
In the past, land adjacent to the Torrent River has been affected by flooding.
Two Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- the Torrent River valley (LLPA 1): To help protect the visual amenity, nature conservation interest and public access/recreation potential; and
- land north of Quintinmanus Road (LLPA 2): To help protect the visual amenity afforded by the topography and buffer of woodland on the village edge.
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated in the village centre, extending towards Quintinmanus Road. Within this area, 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. 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.