Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Tamnamore is located approximately 8 kilometres east of Dungannon, immediately south of the M1 motorway (see Map No. 91). The village extends in loose linear form along Tamnamore Road. It comprises a mix of housing and commercial operations. Housing is mostly single dwelling units although there is some in-depth housing development to the south of Tamnamore Road. Local services and facilities include a primary school, petrol filling station and a public house.
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.
The settlement has attracted a number of commercial operations related to its prime location beside the motorway network. The Department considers it necessary to ensure that a balance is maintained between these uses and other necessary land uses within the village. Accordingly, the following policy will apply to Tamnamore: