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Aghory Road housing Proposal


Pre-Application Online Consultation


Proposed site for housing development with associated landscaping, site works and construction of footpath links to Markethill Road


Lands adjacent and South off 143 Aghory Road, opposite and East off 143a,145,147 Aghory Road, 271 & 265 Market Hill Road and adjacent and North off 241-259 Markethill Road, Portadown, Armagh, BT62 3SN.




We are inviting your view on a proposal for housing development at lands adjacent and south off 143 Aghory Road, prior to submission of an associated planning application to Armagh, Banbridge & Craivgavon Borough Council. Feedback received will help inform the planning application that will be submitted to the Council at a later date.


Application Site


The application site is of reasonably flat land measuring 2.4ha. The site lies within the settlement limit of Aghory on white land as defined within the Armagh Area Plan 2004 – Adopted Alteration No.1.


Aghory is a small settlement located approximately 5km east of Richhill, just off the main Portadown – Markethill Road, and less than 1km south of another small settlement, Milltown (Aghory). Aghory is characterised by a ribbon development along the Aghory Road and part of the Markethill Road. The land surrounding the settlement is predominately grazing land and the topography is undulating. The settlement comprises primarily residential properties, surrounding a small number of areas of undeveloped land including the proposed application site.


A copy of the site location plan can be viewed below:

Site Location Plan

The Proposal


The draft proposal for the development site comprises:


•    16 detached dwellings

•    24 semi-detached dwellings

•    4 town houses

•    Landscaping & open space

•    Pedestrian footpath to Markethill Road



13no. Detached family homes will be fronted and accessed off the Aghory Road whilst

the remainder 31 homes will be accessed off main development with views over the proposed open space.


Existing boundary treatments will be retained with gaps in the natural hedgerow augmented with native species. The open space will be landscaped to emphasis the integration of the proposal within the receiving Co. Armagh landscape.

Site Layout Plan
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We would appreciate any feedback you may have in response to the draft proposals. All comments will be considered before the planning application is submitted to the council.


You can contact us through the following email with reference Aghory Road Housing


You can also write to us at:


McCreanor & Company Architects, 85 Plantation Road, Craigavon, BT63 5NN


Please also get in touch if you would like any further information. Our full contact details can be found in on our 'Contact' tab at the top of the web page.


All comments should be received before the end of 30th May 2022 to ensure they are given due consideration before submission of the formal planning application.


Following Community Consultation Process


Following conclusion of all the pre-application public consultation processes, all comments received will be reviewed. Considerations will be made and a full Pre-Application Community Consultation Report will be submitted alongside the full application to Council for consideration and determination.


Once the application has been submitted and validated, the Council will proceed with its own statutory consultation. The local community will be notified about the submission of the planning application and explain how you can provide further comment.

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