Over 30 seafront homes proposed for Carrickfergus

A new residential development is to be located at Carrickfergus waterfront if permission is granted by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 5:31 pm

A planning application has been lodged for 34 apartments at Rodgers Quay which is located in a conservation area.

These will be located in three four-storey buildings if approved on the site of an existing building which is to be demolished.

The proposed development will provide seven two-bedroom and 27 three-bedroom apartments.

Carrickfergus seafront.
Carrickfergus seafront.

It will also provide space for parking cars and cycles and landscaping of the location.

Meanwhile, an application to develop a new social housing scheme has been lodged with the borough council for a site to the rear of World of Wonder play centre at Belfast Road.

The site has been earmarked for 48 social apartments.

Recently, a senior Housing Executive official stated that social housing accommodation for over 55s will be provided in smaller units across Northern Ireland in future years.

Both Carrick proposals are currently under consideration.

Meanwhile, the construction of 16 units in a two-storey and a three-storey building also at Belfast Road is being planned at the junction with Sloefield Road by Lotus Homes,  the developer behind Ashbourne Manor at Belfast Road.

Twenty new seafront apartments have also been proposed at Scotch Quarter.

Thirty-eight new homes, detached, semi-detached, townhouses and apartments are being planned at Shore Road, Greenisland.

This application has been made to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter

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