A new social housing development is to open on the original site of the Curran Court Hotel in Larne.
The site at Curran Road will be transformed with 16 new apartments, if the proposal is given the go-ahead by planners.
Connswater Homes Housing Association has confirmed it hopes to commence work on a social housing project in Larne town centre during spring 2021.
The scheme is being developed by Connswater Homes in response to accommodation need identified in the area by the Housing Executive.
The new flats will be rented to tenants who are aged over 55 years.
Connswater Homes has stressed that development plans are at an early stage and it is currently examining proposals which still have to go out for consultation with the local community, councillors and stakeholders before working towards lodging a planning application with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
Connswater Homes will be commencing consultation with community and elected representatives, residents and key stakeholders in the coming months and hope the community will view the development as a positive contribution to Larne town centre with enhancement of the redundant Curran Court Hotel site and provision of much needed homes for those families and individuals in housing stress.
A spokesperson for Connswater Homes commented: “Connswater Homes is committed to providing high quality homes in areas of identified need. One of our core objectives is to enhance communities and ensure sustainable tenancies and we are therefore keen to hear the views of those with an interest in construction and management of the Curran Road scheme. Connswater Homes will keep the local community and elected representatives updated as we work towards lodging an application for planning permission in late 2019.”
The site has previous planning approval for demolition of the Curran Court Hotel and development of 20 apartments and associated amenity. Subject to revised planning approval, Connswater Homes is hopeful that construction of the new homes will commence during spring 2021.