The site measures approximately 48 acres (19.42 Hectares). The land currently includes several buildings which were used as part of the former commercial use of the site as well as 2 residential dwellings. The lands are dissected by the A2 – Larne to Carrickfergus trunk road as well as the Northern Ireland Railways Larne to Belfast Line. The lands have extensive frontage on to Larne Lough c. 1km in length.
The portion of the lands between the Railway Line and the Lough are generally flat and provide a good development platform. The western portion of the site rises gently from the A2 before rising steeply toward the Antrim Plateau. The escarpment is steep and heavily wooded but may be useful as amenity land and/ or leisure use.
Offers invited over £1,750,000
(One Million and Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) Assumed free hold or long leasehold.
All prices and outgoing etc. are exclusive of, but may be subject to VAT.
Contact: Stephen Deyermond
Tel: 028 9089 4065
Contact: Connor James
Tel: 028 9024 7111
Mobile: 07341 866173
Larne is located in the north east part of the Mid & East Antrim Borough coastline and is the second largest seaport in Northern Ireland. At the time of the 2011 census, Larne had a population of 18,705, making it the third largest town within the Borough, behind Ballymena and Carrickfergus. Larne is connected to Belfast by the A8 road. This is a strategically important road within Northern Ireland and currently carries in excess of 17,000 vehicles per day including the high volume of traffic utilising the Port of Larne passenger and freight ferry services to Scotland.
The site is located on the Bank Road heading out of Larne, on the A2 towards Carrickfergus.
The site had outline planning permission granted for a mixed use redevelopment of the site under planning ref F/2005/0315/O. The Larne Area Plan 2010 has the site zoned for a mixed use redevelopment under sections OS4, IND3 and IN3.
The planning application was successful in revising the proportions of the areas zoned for different types of development from the criteria set out in the area plan.
The residential proportion was increased to 60% from 35% and the industrial proportion was reduced from 55% to 30%. The leisure proportion remained the same and accounts for 10%.
The mixed use areas have been broken down in planning terms in percentage of developable land (c. 32.6 acres) below:
1) Residential 19.56 acres (60%)
2) Industrial 9.78 acres (30 %)
3) Leisure 3.26 acres (10%)
Sub Total 32.6 acres (100%)
4)Escarpment 15.4 acres
Total site area 48 acres