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Larne Area Plan 2010
Policies & Proposals: Commerce

Larne Town is the main commercial centre in the Borough. It is a busy retail and general service centre serving the needs of the local population with a range of outlets selling convenience and durable goods and providing services. An analysis of the Town Centre indicates a stable shopping environment and evidence that the town is successful in drawing custom from outside the Borough. Although there is some evidence of vacancy within the town, this is not at a level which would cause concern with respect to the viability of the Town Centre.
Retailing outside the Town Centre is provided by a number of neighbourhood shopping centres serving local populations such as those at Doric Way, Upper Cairncastle Road and Seacliffe Road. There are in addition a number of individual corner type shops located throughout the urban area.
The villages in the Borough also serve as retail centres for their local hinterlands. Carnlough, Glenarm and Ballycarry are the strongest in terms of retail provision with each providing a range of convenience, durable and service facilities.
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