Residential development planned for Belfast Road, Carrickfergus

Residential development planned for Belfast Road, Carrickfergus

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to Mid & East Antrim Borough Council for a proposed residential development with associated open space, landscaping, site works, parking and access arrangements for 99 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus.

The site currently comprises a former factory, set back off the main A2 road, which has been vacant for c. 10 years.

Outline planning permission (in principle) was granted on 15 February 2017 subject to a number of conditions (Ref No V/2008/0131/O) to demolish the existing redundant factory buildings and erect a residential development with associated landscaping, parking and access.

The application was accompanied by an ‘indicative’ site layout of 80 residential properties. The original planning permission required the acquisition of a very small area of third party land to facilitate a proposed site access onto Sloefield Road.

Parties were unable to meet a satisfactory agreement on value. As a consequence, approval for an alternative site access via Belfast Road was sought.

Planning permission Ref No LA02/2018/0926/F was granted subject to conditions on 09 March 2020 for the alternative access.

A proposed public consultation will take place on 4th August 2022 at the Loughshore Hotel between 4pm - 7pm.

A website will also be setup with a live chat function and feedback form.  Project information leaflets will be distributed to neighbouring properties (200m from the site).

The application will go before councils planning committee later this year.  The applicant is Damask Developments Limited.

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