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Town centre site goes on the market

By Margaret Canning

A site of more than five acres in the centre of Ballycastle has gone on the market for £350,000.

The land at 2/8 Fairhill Street in the Co Antrim seaside town is on sale through Henry Taggart for O’Connor Kennedy Turtle and Richard McLaughlin of Northern Real Estate.

Mr Taggart said most of the site was within the town’s development zone.

“It’s a great opportunity to buy, and nothing much of this size comes on to the market in any of the provincial towns,” he said.

The site was originally on sale for £475,000. Mr Taggart said there had been interest from a “variety of people” and said it was now being re-advertised in a bid to bring interest to a head. 

He said outline planning consent had been given for a mixed residential development.

Mr Taggart added that the economic development of Ballycastle had been given a boost by the Causeway Coast and Glens District Council, formed from the amalgamation of Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady and Moyle councils. 

“There seems to be a real drive from the council and parties to run with it as a focal point of the council area, along with Portstewart and Portrush.”

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