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Magherafelt Area Plan 2015
Settlements: Tamlaght

Designation TT 01 Settlement Development Limit
A settlement development limit is designated as identified on Map No. 29 - Tamlaght.

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The settlement development limit is designated to separate the compact settlement form from the sprawl of farm buildings to its south on the Tamlaght Road; to include committed development and provide development opportunities in line with the scale, character and role of the settlement; and to prevent ribboning and urban sprawl into the surrounding countryside. It excludes surrounding lands of high environmental quality and wildlife value.
Designation TT 02 Local Landscape Policy Area
A Local Landscape Policy Area is designated as identified on Map No. 1 - Countryside Map and No. 29 - Tamlaght.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below:
  • Listed Tamlaght (C of I) Church and adjacent ruins of earlier Parish Church (an historic monument), on medieval and possibly earlier site, visible in the wider landscape;
  • Tamlaght Presbyterian Church is a locally significant building and local landmark. It contributes to the character and setting of the settlement, especially as seen from the east;
  • Holy well, an historic monument adjacent to Church Park, probably associated with the early church here;
  • The Tamlaght Road to the north west of the settlement offers impressive views westwards to the Sperrin Mountains;
  • Mature trees on each side of the Tamlaght Road form a good entrance / exit feature from the north west;
  • Listed Tamlaght Cottage and its environs, including its setting and views;
  • A stream corridor and associated wetland defines the western slopes of the ridge and settlement. It provides an important local landscape feature and acts as a wildlife corridor.
Rising landform on which the settlement sits, and associated vegetation.
Policy for the control of development in Local Landscape Policy Areas is contained in Policy CON 2 in Part 2 of the Plan.
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