Plans for 500 new homes on a 45-acre site in Larne has won outline planning permission.
Nuport Developments has been given the early go-ahead for the site at Ballyboley in the town, with the developer now being expected to progress to a more detailed plan for the housing scheme.
Included in the company’s outline is a new neighbourhood centre, filling station, creche and changes to the road infrastructure, adding new roads, pedestrian greenways and cycle paths, as well as a children’s play area.
The massive Ballyboley project will feature a mix of house types, ranging from detached properties to townhouses and apartments and is expected to generate 80 to 100 construction jobs over a 10-year period.
The Ballyclare-based developer has already been granted planning permission to build homes in a £25m development on Ballyhampton Road in Larne. Plans to build 132 homes- 28 detached houses, 98 semi-detached houses and six apartments, were approved by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in June.
The Ballyhamptom development is set to create employment for 40 to 50 people during its building phase.
Bryan Orr from Nuport said, “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.”
Chairman of the Mid and East Antrim council’s planning committee, Paul Reid, said the project will provide valuable additions to the area and beneficial amenities for residents.