Flats plan which will keep expanding Carrickfergus west gets go-ahead

A proposal was approved for social housing on the edge of Carrickfergus on Thursday.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:06 pm
The rough development area in relation to Carrick

The blueprints are for scores of new homes, close to where the newly-built Marks & Spencer store is.

The plan is just the latest attempt to continue expanding Carrickfergus to the west, filling in the gap between Trooperslane and the main town; a large-scale housing development is already under way next to the area’s main Belfast Road.

Specifically, the proposal now allowed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s planning committee will see 48 social housing apartments on the Courtalds factory site.

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DUP Carrick councillor John McDermot said the new flats will look “fabulous”, adding: “Carrick over the last lot of years has been hit bad economically with the closure of factories, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped people moving into the town.”

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