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600 new homes planned for Larne as part of £100m investment by Nuport Developments


The new housing development planned for Larne

The new housing development planned for Larne

The new housing development planned for Larne

Around 600 new homes are to be built in Co Antrim in a £100m scheme.

Nuport Developments is planning the huge projects in Larne, on the Ballyboley Road, and at the Ballyhampton Road.

It's now holding a public consultation on the plans, which will be on show next week.

The developers say around 120 construction jobs will be created during the build, which will take between five and 10 years to complete.

The development at Ballyboley includes plans to build around 500 new family homes which will include a mixture of detached, semi-detached, townhouses and a small number of apartments.

The second proposed development on the Ballyhampton Road includes 135 homes.

Bryan Orr, representing Nuport Developments, said: "We are really pleased to show our plans to build high-quality, bespoke family homes here in Larne.

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"This is a period of consultation with the local community in both areas, and we are keen to reach out and hear back from people living in the area.

"If granted planning permission, we would begin work immediately, creating many construction jobs during a building project that could last up to 10 years at the Larne West site. The investment will also mean a huge boost for the local economy.

"The demand for new family homes in the Larne area is significant and these are our proposals to bring forward quality developments on land that has already been zoned for residential development.

Public consultations on both schemes are due to take place on September 14 and 15.

Meanwhile, in Belfast, one of KFC tycoon Michael Herbert's property firms has been given the go-ahead to build a new luxury 104-apartment development in east Belfast.

His company Kirk Bryson wants to build Parklands, a new apartment development based at Knocknagoney in Belfast.

It will feature 104 apartments, including 18 one-bedroom flats along with 83 two-bedroom flats and three with three bedrooms.

One-bed apartments will start at £105,000, with two-bedrooms ranging from £135,000 to £150,000. And penthouse apartments will be around £200,000.