Belfast Telegraph

600 new homes to be built in Co Antrim as part of £100m investment

By John Mulgrew

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

Nuport Developments is planning two huge developments in Larne, at the Ballyboley Road, and on 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 are due to 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. 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 ten 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.

 

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