Belfast Telegraph

Apartment site and 150-acre farm go on sale

By Rachel Martin

A 150-acre farm and a site which was previously granted planning permission for 20 apartments have both hit the market in Ballymena.

Full planning permission for 20 apartments to be spread over a 0.73-acre site along the Cushendall Road was granted in 2009.

However, work was never started to preserve the planning and it expired. The site includes two houses available for sale in separate lots priced at £175,000 or together for £350,000.

Lynn Taylor, surveyor at Lisney, said the site was an opportunity for developers seeking to maximise their investment.

"Planning approval was given in 2009 for the building of 20 apartments and maisonettes on the site, although no works were commenced," she said.

"The existing houses are substantial, detached homes which require light refurbishment, therefore also posing attractive investment opportunities as family homes in a sought-after area."

Also up for sale near the Co Antrim town is a 153-acre farm.

The agricultural ground lies in one block between the Ballylesson Road and the Liminary Road and is split into 39 fields, with additional plots where farm buildings and cottages are located.

The farm is currently derelict but had previously been used to graze sheep.

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