Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Designation GN 01 Settlement Development Limit
|A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 18 - Glen.
The settlement development limit is designated to provide development opportunities in line with the scale, character and role of this linear settlement, while preventing ribboning and urban sprawl into the surrounding countryside, and excluding lands of high environmental quality and wildlife value along the Milltown Burn. The settlement development limit is also drawn to protect the landscape and visual amenity of this gateway to the Glenshane Pass and Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Designation GN 02 Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside and Map No. 18 - Glen.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
- St. Patrick’s (RC) Church, a Listed Building (and graveyard) is a locally significant building. Views of the church from within the settlement are particularly important;
- The Presbytery on Glen Road is an important local landmark building. A stand of mature trees on its western boundary contributes to the setting of the house. The site contributes to the character and setting of the settlement;
- Milltown Burn and weir, and their environs provide important local landscape features and acts as a wildlife corridor.
Policy for the control of development in Local Landscape Policy Areas is contained in Policy CON 2
in Part 2 of the Plan.