Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Around 1,300 new homes could be built in Co Antrim in one of the largest developments to take place here in the last few years, it can be revealed.

Plans have now been submitted to construct the homes close to Sprucefield, outside Lisburn. It would also involve a new link road on the M1 motorway.

An initial pre-application notice was issued for the scheme last year, but now the developer behind the scheme – Neptune Carleton – has submitted an outline planning application for the ambitious project.

If the plans, which could include 1,300 homes on the large site at Blaris, get the go-ahead, it would be one of the largest residential property developments to be built in Northern Ireland in recent years.

Elsewhere, this week a major £100m housing development in Larne was awarded outline planning permission.

Nuport Developments has been given the early go-ahead for 500 houses on the 45-acre site at Ballyboley in the town. The Ballyclare-based developer is now expected to progress to a more detailed plan for the housing scheme.


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